Dining with the Washingtons Book talk by Jean Sherrill
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens
Wednesday, February 22
Combining vivid photography with engaging scholarly writing, Dining with the Washingtons explores the menus, diet, and styles of entertaining that characterized the beloved home of the nation’s principal Founding Father.
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association (MVLA) Vice Regent for North Carolina, Jean Sherrill, is the guest speaker for the event. MVLA, founded in 1853, is the first national historic preservation organization in the United States.
Following Mrs. Sherrill's lecture and slide presentation, guests are invited to enjoy birthday cake and coffee.
Admission is free, donations are appreciated.
All proceeds benefit Sulgrave Manor, Washington’s ancestral home.
About the Book:
Compelling accounts, historic artwork and images of gardens, table settings, prepared food, and objects from the Mount Vernon collection blend to shed fresh light on the daily lives of George and Martha Washington, on their ceaseless stream of household guests and those who served them, and on the ways food and drink reflected the culture of eighteenth-century America. Featuring a foreword by former White House executive chef Walter Scheib and more than 90 historic recipes adapted for today’s kitchens by renowned culinary historian Nancy Carter Crump, this book is ideal for veteran and novice cooks alike as well as for those wishing to learn about both formal and everyday dining at Mount Vernon. Drawing from a wide range of sources, including memoirs, diaries, plantation documents, archaeological research, and the personal correspondence of the Washington family and their visitors, this charming volume brings the household of America’s first president and his wife vividly to life for modern-day readers.
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