The 14 1/2 foot mirrored plateau in 7 sections was bought by President Monroe in 1817 from Matelin in France. It had "...16 Figures presenting wreathes for receiving lights [candles] and 16 cups for changing at will, composed of 7 pieces altogether 13  feet 6 inches long, over 2 feet wide, set with its mirrors." ...
Monday, October 31, 2011
Monroe Plateau Exhibit
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Labels: Culinary History, Dinner, Exhibits, Food History, Table setting, White House
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ham 'n Hay
When boiling ham, hay would be placed in the bottom of a ham boiler. Ham cooked with hay would “…greatly improve the flavor” [Leslie, Eliza. New Cookery Book. Phila: 1857], and according to the Detroit Free Press cookbook in 1881, it “…mellows the taste, and keeps it from being burned.” A third reason given was to absorb impurities ...
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Labels: Culinary History, Food History, Ham, Leslie
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Stuffed Pigs Ears - Forced Hogs Ears
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