“Portrait of George Washington’s Cook,” Gilbert Stuart 1797
For more information on this gentleman, known as Hercules, read here and here. He was a slave and eventual cook to Washington, and escaped to freedom from Washington’s Virginia plantation on the former president’s 65th birthday.
Last week I cooked a semi-authentic Regency dinner using recipes from an 18th century cookbook. Pease-porridge, onion pie, fried sausages and potato cakes, yum! I’m blogging about it over at History Hoydens today!
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