A Sweet Taste of History captures the grandeur of the sweet tablethe grand finale course of an 18th century meal. Rather than serving something simple, hostesses arranged elaborate sweet tables, displays of ornate beauty and delicious edibles meant to leave guests with a lasting impression. A Sweet Taste of History will have the same effect, lingering in the minds of its readers and inspiring them to get in the kitchen. This gorgeous cookbook blends American history with exquisite recipes, as well as tips on how to create your own sweet table. It features 100 scrumptious dessert recipes, including cakes, cobblers, pies, cookies, quick breads, and ice cream. It includes original recipes from first ladies well-known for entertaining, such as Martha Washington's An Excellent Cake and Dolley Madison's French Vanilla Ice Cream. Chef Staib also offers sources for unusual ingredients and step-by-step culinary techniques, updating some of the recipes for modern cooks. This wonderful keepsake will bring a bygone era in America to life and inspire readers who love to cook, entertain, and follow history.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
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I have the Nook version of this wonderful cookbook and got a great deal on it....less than two dollars. I saw Chef Walter Staib on TV and enjoyed not only his cooking of Colonial foods, but his telling of the history of our nation's early dishes. The cookbook is equally terrific at telling the story and giving details on how to make early American desserts. I have the Nook Tablet, and it has 182 pages. The categories are Beverages, Cakes, Cobblers and Crisps, Pies and Tarts, Custards, Puddings and Fools,, Cookies, Quick Breads, Pastries, Ice Creams and Sorbets, Petit Fours and Sweetmeats, Crusts and Complements. Yes, they have color photos too! You also get an interactive index in the front so you can get to a category with a tap on the screen. Just paging through quickly showed favorite recipes of Thomas Jefferson, Dolly Madison and Benjamin Franklin. I love the back stories. The recipes are easy to follow and most have ingredients you can find in most grocery stores. I plan on making a couple for the Fourth of July. One more note: I couldn't call up the sample here so I just looked it up on Amazon. I own the Chef's City Tavern Cookbook and this is a wonderful addition for much less money.