"A very accessible book that will engage anyone who loves both food and history."
"Not merely a cookbook, but culinary and social history."
"An appealing and intimate glimpse into the lives of George and Martha Washington and of the foods and flavors of 18th century America."
-The Baton Rouge Advocate
"This volume rests comfortably between scholarly monograph and coffee table book, presenting a lush portrait of life at Mount Vernon for readers. . . . Dining with the Washingtons
covers eating, drinking, and socializing at Mount Vernon from every angle."
"This handsomely illustrated volume won't fail to please. With plenty of historical detail about the life of the Washingtons and numerous recipes from the period, it will be equally at home in the kitchen or on the coffee table."
"Serving up a fascinating collection of expert essays and recipes that capture the flavors of early America, Dining with the Washingtons
is a beautifully bound, lavishly illustrated work that should appeal to history buffs and cooks alike."
-Rocky Mount Telegram
"The genius-and the bite-of this book lies in the dramatic contrast between the oft-told lives of the president, his family and his famous guests with those of the unsung slaves who toiled long to produce the hospitality for which Washington was famous."
"One of the best historic cookbooks we've seen in years."
"A delightful coffee-table book for anyone interested in eating, gardening, or George and Martha Washington."
-Journal of Southern History
"[A] beautifully illustrated and meticulously documented book, which presents new insights into the daily lives and culinary tastes of the era."
"A handsome new cookbook."
-Damon Lee Fowler, Savannah Morning News
"An opportunity to literally taste what life was like at Mount Vernon during the time of George and Martha Washington."
From the Inside Flap
Combining vivid photography with engaging essays, Dining with the Washingtons
explores the menus, diet, and styles of entertaining that characterized the beloved home of the nation's principal founding father. This book is ideal for veteran and novice cooks alike as well as for those wishing to learn about both formal and everyday dining at Mount Vernon. Features include more than 90 historic recipes adapted for today's kitchens and 230 color illustrations.