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A Treasury of Family Recipes From the Time of the War for American Independence (Historical Cooking series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Pelton
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Covers categories including Oft Forgotten Heroes of the Revolution, Foreign Friends of the Revolution, Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Signers of Our Constitution, Others Who Heroically Fought and Died for the Cause of Freedom, Liberty and Independence.
Includes the favorite family recipes of Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, General Lafayette John and
Samuel Adams, Nathan Hale, Rebecca Motte and James Madison.
A Treasury of Family Recipes From the Time of the War for American Independence is chock full of delightfully different and delicious cooking ideas favored by many famous, and some forgotten, yet historically important individuals and families of yesteryear. It contains the favorite dishes of numerous well known as well as lesser-known figures from the Revolutionary War period of our glorious history. Included are tasty breads and other baked goods, taste-tempting main dishes, soups and stews and loads of other wonderful recipes.
Here you will find the favorites of such historical luminaries as Alexander Hamilton who was born in the West Indies but moved to the Colonies in 1772. He became one of the brightest stars in the fight for independence.
One of George Washington’s closest friends, this man dearly loved what was called Blood Bread with his dinners. A delightful Walnut Bread Pudding dish was eagerly eaten by General Lafayette in 1824 on his final visit to his beloved America. And those very special Sweet Potato Griddle Cakes were often prepared and served by the family of General Philip Schuyler.
Most early American recipes as originally written would be quite difficult, if not impossible, to use today with any degree of ease or accuracy. Such concoctions were most often written as one long and rather complicated, sometimes rambling paragraph. Or they might simply be a long list of ingredients in no particular sequence or order. And many of the ingredients called for would not be recognized by today’s readers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KDFXZY
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Old cookery books 2 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The recipes were interesting but there were a lot of blank pages which I found irritating, however not nearly as irritating as the text about the historical figures.
It is interesting to read about the person or family which donated the recipe, but I found the information extremely bigoted.
I recognise that in war time no-one is innocent,the American war of Independence was I am sure,no exception.My feelings were that the author still has a huge chip on his shoulder about the British and took great pains to tell the reader about the ill-treatment his countrymen had received.
I re-read all my books,on this occasion I shall be skipping chunks,just to look at the recipes and not the rest.
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1.0 out of 5 stars gratuitous religious info 17 Nov. 2014
By Judith K. - Published on Amazon.com
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This author had the beginnings of an interesting take on traditional recipes, but for me it was ruined by the frequent references to Christianity, and by the very careless formatting which put pictures in the middle of words and other sloppy formatting issues. I wish there had been less time spent on gratuitous religious references and more on readability.
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but Kindle edition a mess 4 Jun. 2013
By Roy W. Latham - Published on Amazon.com
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The Kindle edition has the photos and illustration reduced to sub-postage stamp size, and they are scattered in the text. The ingredient lists for the lists are oddly scrambled, so one line says "cream" and the next "lamb broth whipped to froth." A fine job of original research and authorship is diminished substantially by the wretched formatting.

The main dish recipes are unremarkable, with flour, salt, bacon grease, and handful of other staples omnipresent. Sauerkraut does show up often as an ingredient, interesting and logical given the lack of refrigeration. Things get exciting with the relishes and desserts. George Washington's favorite apple fritters make with strong ale and nutmeg sounds like the stuff of revolutions.
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