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The City Tavern Cookbook: Recipes from the Birthplace of American Cuisine Hardcover – May 12, 2009
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Chef Staib effectively tells the story of American colonial life with an emphasis on the various influences on their cuisine. This story is colorfully depicted in The City Tavern Cookbook, together with an extraordinary collection of recipes that are extremely well written and easily executed by a home cook.
The City Tavern Cookbook allows anyone to experience the wealth and breadth of colonial American foods in their own home. Chef Staib's brilliant resurrection of City Tavern allows all of us to a unique experience of re-living a special aspect of early American life in a realistic setting, should we be forunate enough to venture to Philadelphia.
Although not from Philadelphia, I was born and baptized in the spirit of New England colonial America. Only now do I understand where some of the dishes cooked and served by my grandmother and mother came from. To me it was just good food that was familiar and comforting. Now I know that some of these recipes that I enjoyed have a deep heritage coming from our forefather's homelands and other influences of colonial trading.
I highly recommend this as the "go-to" book for true American cuisine.
It is a beautiful book with wonderful recipes and I look forward to trying many of them. This is a great book for anybody's culinary library!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've tried several recipes already and am thrilled. It's everything I anticipated from chef staib.Published 5 days ago by Noah J. Danner
bought as a gift for my brother, hope he lets me borrow some recipes. We both watch this chef on PBSPublished 9 days ago by Barney Petree
What a great book for history lovers who love good food! The stories with each recipe are inspiring and the recipes I've tried are wonderful. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this as a gift for my sister. Cookbook was signed by the author so that was a real nice bonus and really surprised my sister! Read morePublished 28 days ago by Jr72
This is a fantastic book for anyone who loves cooking and a must-have if you enjoy history as well! It gives the reader the opportunity to step back into time and see what the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Howling Coyote