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Lincoln's Table Hardcover – January, 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 107 pages
  • Publisher: Guild Press of Indiana (January 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578600898
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578600892
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,474,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is bursting with an array of a myriad of 'President Abrahamand Mary Todd Lincoln's' lifefrom their childhood to the time they got married,recipes thatgives the reader a delightfulinsight to what prompted the"Lincoln's tastes.It tells us whatfoods were 'Lincoln's favories',as a young boy,to adulthood.Ancedotes that tell us about thecooking ingredients that were popular in the different timeframes of their lives.It is abook of great intensity of notonly the foods that the 'Lincolns'enjoyed when they were married, also, a marriage of superbspices,blended with each recipeof historical facts(i.e.....what foods were popular duringthe 'antebellum' period,and the'Civil War.' Abrahan's favoritecomfort foods that he had whenthe 'Civil War' was raging,andMary's love of the culinary arts.It's book full of lovely remmbrances of the "Lincoln'senduring love for each other,and you feel like you're havingdinner right there with them.The author did an excellent merging of food with Americanhistory.A book you'll want to own,and pass it on to your grandchildren. Kudos to theauthor, 'Donna D.McCreary'for a book that should be ineverybody's library to betreasured.A "best-seller' that should beon the lists of 'books' to be read for decades.
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Like the other reviewers, I really enjoy the historical anecdotes, photos, and menus in this book (which I bought brand new from the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield for $26.99. $85? Get real!). I enjoyed the range of recipes and their geographical arrangement. However, it is a very difficult cookbook to use for cooking. Too many details and instructions are left out, such as how many servings a recipe will make, what size pan to use, whether to cool the crust before putting in the filling; whether beating for 20 minutes means by hand (as in the original recipe) or by mixer: the kind of thing you would get with a "kitchen tested" recipe. I consider myself a fairly experienced cook and could make some educated guesses, but wasn't so successful with unfamiliar foods where I had no idea how they were supposed to come out, so I had some major disasters (half of the "Chocolate Pie" filling ended up on the bottom of my oven). Some of the recipes just obviously were missing information. I collect cookbooks and am very pleased to have this one in my collection. But if you are just looking for 19th Century Recipes, I would suggest you look elsewhere.
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The author has done a wonderful job of collecting an array of recipes of food that Lincoln enjoyed from his boyhood through his presidency. The recipes are easy, fun, and are good old fashioned home cooking!A very charming part of the book is how the author has added little anecdotes, background info and tips about certain ingredients. Quite a bit of history thrown in too as we see the menu for Lincoln's sister Sarah's wedding, and menus from an inaugural luncheon and a White House ball. The book also serves as a mini biography of Lincoln as we see him go from a boy in Kentucky to a laywer, husband and father in Springfield IL, to being President of the United States and alot thrown in between! We see the private side of Lincoln and the love he had for his family, and the meals they enjoyed. This book is a must for any Lincoln buff, and even if you're not, it is a great addition to any cookbook collection. For a good old fashioned taste in the midst of this fast paced processed world-give this book a try!
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