History of Apple Pie
What’s more American than a just baked, straight out of the oven, old-fashioned apple pie? Turns out, a lot of things. The idea of apple pie came from the British, Dutch, and Swedes and wasn’t brought to the American colonies until the 17th and 18th century. Apples actually didn’t make it to the colonies until the early 1800’s. The...
George and Martha Washington welcomed thousands of guests to Mount Vernon, and were well known for their boundless hospitality, frequent and memorable parties, and for the wide variety of culinary treats served. Explore our 18th-century historic recipes and learn more about food culture at Mount Vernon!
American 17th Century Gingerbread - Historically Hungry
American 17th Century Gingerbread - Historically Hungry. This easy to make historical 17th century gingerbread cake recipe is flavorful, dense, and moist, and still as perfect today as it was back then. Old Recipe, Colonial Recipe, Historical Recipe, Old Fashioned Cake
From the meager subsistence of the earliest days and the crucial help provided by Native Americans, to the first Thanksgiving celebrations and the increasingly sophisticated fare served in inns and taverns, this book provides a window onto daily life in Colonial America. It shows how European methods and cuisine were adapted to include native produce such as maize, potatoes, beans, peanuts and tomatoes, and features a section of authentic menus and recipes,
George Washington's Favorite Soup
This recipe for George Washington's Favorite Soup makes a meal that is fit for a president! If you have never tasted Virginia peanut soup before, then you are missing out on one of the classic dishes of the colonial era. It is rumored that George Washington would eat this soup every day.