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The White House Cook Book was first released in 1894, and was updated regularly.
WIVES OF OUR PRESIDENTS,
THOSE NOBLE WOMEN WHO HAVE GRACED THE
DEAR TO ALL AMERICANS,
IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED
BY THE AUTHOR.
In between the recipes and household hints there are portraits of the first ladies…..all of them up to 1900 in this 1901 edition.
There are also menus for the whole year, of breakfast, dinner, and supper suggestions for each day of a week for each month of the year, as well as special whole day holiday menus.
New Year’s Day has a menu, as does Washington’s Birthday (which includes Washington Pie for dinner, but also English Pound Cake for supper…)
July begins with a
FOURTH OF JULY.
Red Raspberries and Cream
Fried Chicken 86. Scrambled Tomatoes 196.
Warmed Potatoes 186. Tennessee Muffins 245.
Clam Soup 46.
Boiled Cod 68., with Lobster Sauce 150.
Roast Lamb 136. With Mint Sauce 152.
New Potatoes Boiled 183.
Green Peas 201. Spinach with Eggs 202.
Cucumbers Sliced 167
Chicken Patties 85
Naple Biscuits 343. Vanilla Ice-cream 357.
Chocolate Macaroons 358. Strawberries.
Cold Sliced Lamb 134.
Crab Pie 69. Water-cress Salad 168. Cheese Toast 264.
Graham Bread 234. Sponge Cake 277.
Blackberries. Tea 439.
p. 468 White House CB
I was interested to see Green Peas and New Potatoes for the Fourth, as well as Boiled Cod with Lobster Sauce, even though it’s not quite Poached Salmon and Egg Sauce…..
But wait –
for dessert at dinner?????
Macaroons again? You spend some time with a recipes, and it turns up EVERYWHERE
Although this time in chocolate….
PUT three ounces of plain chocolate in a pan and melt on a slow fire; then work it to a thick paste with one pound of powdered sugar and the whites of three eggs; roll the mixture down to the thickness of about one-quarter of an inch; cut it in small, round pieces with a paste-cutter, either plain or scalloped; butter a pan slightly, and dust it with flour and sugar in equal quantities; place in it the pieces of paste or mixture, and bake in a hot but not too quick oven.
- Ziemann, Hugo and Mrs. F. L. Gillette. The White House Cook Book. The Saalfield Publishing Co.: New York-Akron-Chicago. p. 353.
Can you name the five states that joined the Union in the 20th century?
Talk amongst yourselves…..