President’s Month Dinner

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An obvious theme here, February, and a quartet of president’s birthdays, albeit only two of which we celebrate in the U.S. as official holidays. I know I have a copy of The First Ladies Cookbook: Favorite Recipes of all the Presidents of the United States in my library, and it’s probably something I picked up at random on a sale table at somewhere like The Strand, and so for three of the presidents was the inspiration behind the choices of dishes (when the book was published, Reagan hadn’t yet been president).

Second Sunday Supper Circle
President’s Month Dinner
The First Ladies Cook Their Husbands’ Favorite Dishes
February 8, 2004

Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911)

   Onion Wine Soup
   N.V. Mumm Napa Blanc de Noirs

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809)

   Scalloped Oysters
   2002 J Pinot Gris

William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773)

   Pan-Roasted Duck Breasts with Applejack Sauce
   Fresh Corn Cakes
   1978 Green & Red Zinfandel “Chiles Canyon”

George Washington (February 22, 1732)

   Trifle
   1997 Macari “Essencia”

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