All the President’s Tables: Ulysses S. Grant’s 1873 Inaugural Supper

All the President’s Tables: Ulysses S. Grant’s 1873 Inaugural Supper

The punch froze. So did the canaries. Brought in to sing for the guests, the poor creatures stiffened seemingly in mid-air, falling to their deaths onto the guests below. Luckily, supper began at 9 p.m. with hot coffee and hot oysters. And the people needed something hot to forget their blue noses and the sad … Continue reading “All the President’s Tables: Ulysses S. Grant’s 1873 Inaugural Supper”

Florida Oranges, and Other White House Desserts

Florida Oranges, and Other White House Desserts

Desserts and sweets served in the White House reflect the culinary history of the United States. The patterns of cooking, eating, and serving food in the White House originally relied heavily on the British heritage of the Thirteen Colonies, a pattern that generally continues until the present day.  Although wars and economic depressions plagued the … Continue reading “Florida Oranges, and Other White House Desserts”

Eating Dessert at the White House + A Word about Dallas, November 22, 1963*

Eating Dessert at the White House + A Word about Dallas, November 22, 1963*

Bill Yosses, the current White House pastry chef says pie is the all-time favorite in the Obama White House, but adds that “The dessert that was the biggest hit last year was a sugar cookie in the shape of the First Family’s dog, Bo. This year we have a black and yellow bumblebee to celebrate … Continue reading “Eating Dessert at the White House + A Word about Dallas, November 22, 1963*”

RECIPE INDEX

RECIPE INDEX

Click on the recipe name and you will arrive at the post containing the recipe. Scroll down to the end of the posts, where you will find all the recipes in that post. Then enjoy! APPLES APPLE CLAFOUTI APPLE CRISP APPLE-SAUSAGE STUFFING APPLE TART WITH CREME CHANTILLY APPLE-TOMATO CHUTNEY APPLES FILLED WITH CINNAMON QORMA-E-SAIB (APPLE … Continue reading “RECIPE INDEX”