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Capitol Hill Cooks: Recipes from the White House, Congress, and All of the Past Presidents Hardcover – Aug 16 2010

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (Aug. 16 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589795504
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589795501
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 19.7 x 26 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 953 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #791,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A Collector's Item for both the Cookbook and History Book Aficianado Aug. 29 2010
By T. Wuerthner - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I have collected books on recipes of Presidents' for many years. Many have recipes that seem to have not been tested. While the photos are beautiful, the recipes don't work.

This does not seem to be the case with Capitol Hill Cooks. The recipes look realistic and wonderful. This the favorite of all my books on President's recipes.

What I like most about this cookbook are the recipes from long-past presidents. It's such fun to see the ingredients used, the cooking methods employed, and the type of dishes made hundreds of years ago.

The history and stories on each president's recipes give an insight into their personalities, ways of entertaining, and just seeing what their own home meals are like.

The titles are indicative of the fun and unusual recipes within: Edith Roosevelt's Fat Rascals (Biscuits); Monticillo Muffins; Apple Dapple Cake; Clove Cake; Franklin Roosevelt's Birthday Cake; Martha Washington's Great Cake; Mary Todd Lincoln's Vanilla Almond Cake; Florence Harding's Almond Cookies; Abigail Adam's Hot Crab Salad; Abraham Lincoln's Scalloped Oysters; Bess Truman's Ozark Pudding; George Washington's Beer; Louisa Adam's Chicken Croquettes; Thomas Jefferson's Sweet Corn Pudding; Michelle Obama's Macaroni and Cheese; Grape Dogs; Cranberry Apple Pear Sauce; Idaho Potato Lollipops; Fancy Peanut Soup; The Monroe's Mock Turtle Soup and much more.

This is a book that belongs in the collection of everyone who is interested in cooking, history, and the United State's evolvement in the culinary world.

It makes us aware that there were cooks, recipes, and fascination with food long before celebrity chefs came on the scene.

I highly recommend this book, which is as fine as Linda (and Steve) Bauer's other books--cookbooks and their variety of other types of books.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
No pictures of the the food... April 17 2012
By F. Dias - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I'm not going to leave a very low rating for a personal preference but I want others who like to eat with their eyes first to know that there are no illustrations of the recipes inside the book except the pie on the front. I'm going to keep the book because it's a hassle to return and some of the recipes look good but if I had known it had no pictures, I probably would have not bought the book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Useful and Fun Aug. 31 2010
By B&B - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Great book for a gift or just to use for fun with the various "Capitol Hiil" crowd.
Have tasted many of the recipes and all were very enjoyable.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Book! Aug. 19 2010
By C. Bauer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
If you cook all of the recipes in this book, you will have accomplished more than Congress has in the last 8 years!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Hunny Grabbed Before I Have Yet To See/View. Jan. 4 2012
By cafeaulait - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
For Decades, My Interest of White House Cuisine has known No Bounds. This was a Great Purchase! Amazon & the Partner sent a Lovely,Clean and Pristine copy. Hunny was most interested in preparing President Andrew Jackson's,Chicken and Dumplings.So many Delectable Dishes to prepare and Trust me,Not Boring.Please purchase and learn for Self.Worth the Dozens of Recipes and Anectdotes from Pennsylvania Ave.Thank You,Amazon & the Partner that Sold a Clean,Terrific Product!