12 of George Washington’s Favorite Foods
He might've been busy as the President, but George Washington always found time for excellent meals with friends and family.
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A revolution and a presidency couldn’t stop George Washington from feasting on everything from roast beef and fish to tarts and other desserts. The many visitors to Mount Vernon knew George and Martha would host a wonderful meal!
2 / 13walnut pie might be more accurate.
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4 / 13Her recipe relied on egg whites for volume and was packed with fruit and spices (and plenty of booze).
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7 / 13Learn more about traditional and modern trifles here.
9 / 13Washington’s first state dinner was a simple affair, with leg of mutton as the main course. It was hosted at the President’s personal residence in New York, before the White House was built.
10 / 13melons on the menu. Did the President sprinkle his watermelon with salt? We’ll probably never know.
12 / 13Learn how to make pickles at home, too.
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Originally Published: January 10, 2019