Monday, April 5, 2010

Looking at Lincoln's Life Through the Food He Ate

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. I decided to celebrate his 200th anniversary year by publishing a blog with one recipe a week for the time between his birth and his death on April 15, 1865. Each recipe has a short essay about events in his life and I've made each of the recipes so they are relatively easy to make in a modern kitchen.

The list below each picture is a kind of index to the essays and recipes. Please scroll down to find them. TO FIND INDIVIDUAL RECIPES:
You may simply scroll down through all the dishes 
Look in the lower righthand corner "Blog Archive." 
Click on the arrow pointing to "2009" and then click on the arrow next to the month and the recipe titles will appear. 
A click through there on the posting title will take you to each recipe. 


Recipes for February 2009
February 8 A Birthday Cake for Abraham Lincoln
Pioneer Cake with Dried Apples

February 15 Abe Lincoln and Kentucky Pumpkins
Pumpkin Butter

February 22 Gingerbread Men
Abe Lincoln’s Gingerbread Men

Recipes for March 2009
March 1 Chicken Cooked in the Army
Bacon-Basted Militia Chicken

March 8 New Salem Biscuits
Saleratus [baking soda] Biscuits

March 15 Political Barbecue Chicken
Oven-Cooked Slow Barbeque

March 23 Mary Todd’s Courting Cake
French Almond Cake

March 29 Cookies and Lincoln’s Springfield Home
1851 Cookies

Recipes for April 2009
April 6 The Comfort of Cornbread
Epicure’s Cornbread

April 13 Cakes Named for Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln Cake