Published in 1887, The White House Cookbook set a new standard for perfection in the culinary arts. During his tenure as Steward of the White House, Hugo Ziemann personally catered to the First Family as well as countless American statesmen, foreign dignitaries, and celebrities. In this one-of-a-kind book he sets forth, in comprehensive detail, all the recipes, menus, and cooking techniques he used while serving as the official White House chef.
The White House Cookbook also teaches proper housekeeping techniques. The chapter Facts Worth Knowing explains how to hang picture frames, polish brass, prevent rust, clean marble, and more. There is also information on preparing hair dye, lip salve, rose-water, shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, and perfumes from scratch.
An instructive and entertaining book that sparkles with the grandeur of a bygone American era, The White House Cookbook is sure to delight foodies, entertainers, and armchair historians alike.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love pop culture of older times; and this book is riff with such things. From archaic medicines to what are now considered "old wives' tales" as utter facts. It's fun just to flip through and go, "Oh...wow..."
Interesting to read, I've not tried any recipes yet. Many of them are not practical to our times.