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"From Jefferson's Table"

ISBN: 9780615819396
Publisher: Stockwell Studio
Publication Date: 2013-06-29
Number of pages: 114
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"From Jefferson's Table" is a collection of stories and recipes from eight fascinating generations descended directly from Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Packed with delicious comfort food recipes, it covers American style cooking through the first 250 years of our country's remarkable evolution. Each generation is portrayed through a creative culinary event with superb menus and complete recipes. Readers will find the quintessential dining experience at Monticello, an afternoon tea from Virginia's New Kent, an after the theatre supper, the ultimate country Christmas Dinner, the lavish Luau, a Brunch in an historic Montecito Adobe and more. A rare compilation of recipes, passed down from generation to generation it is a testimony to the value of culinary creativity as a comfort to family life through the inevitable crisis that challenge each era. Stockwell is well known for her Old Adobe in Montecito, California that welcomed Star Chefs, and her popular Food Blog, "Jefferson's Table".The book inspires readers to make a banquet in the middle of chaos with the bounty from a creative kitchen. There is a compelling quality about the enormous influence that Jefferson had on the style and function of the American experience. This cookbook brings forth the original source for many of our ideas about food direct from Monticello. The current captivation with healthy pure ingredients and vegetarian, even vegan, diets express a trend toward a more classical homemade style of eating. This new concentration on fresh vegetables and farm raised meat and poultry points right back to the hearty roots of American home cooking. Amazing stories of survival through crisis, like moving thousands of miles away from home in covered wagons to establish a new life and an account of struggling through the Civil War, a husband fighting somewhere unknown, can energize a new generation with extra courage. Conceived to be simply intoxicating with pleasures of the table the cookbook brings tasty evidence that "eating well is always the best revenge".

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