Experience authentic early American culinary history at America's first restaurant, without leaving your home!
For history buffs who like to eat, there is no better gift or souvenir of the ultimate American landmark. The City Tavern restaurant was the social, political, and economic center of late 18th-century Philadelphia. Called the "most genteel" tavern in America by John Adams, it gained fame as the gathering place for members of the Continental Congresses and the Constitutional Convention, and for officials of the early Federal Government. With more than 300 tempting, simple-to-make recipes and full-color photography, City Tavern will help home chefs and history buffs alike recreate the same dishes enjoyed by George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. Featuring traditional favorites:
- West Indies pepperpot soup
- Roasted duckling with chutney
- Martha Washington's chocolate mousse cake
- Thomas Jefferson's sweet-potato biscuits
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Chef Walter Staib is a highly acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and author. He has been named the “Culinary Ambassador to the City of Philadelphia,” and has received numerous awards and recognition for his outstanding cuisine. A third-generation restaurateur with over four decades of culinary experience, Chef Staib received formal training in many of Europe's finest hotels and restaurants.