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Eating with Uncle SamRecipes and Historical Bites from the National Archives

Published by GILES in association with the Foundation for the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 144 pages, 203 × 203 mm, (8 × 8 in)

Illustrations — 110 colour

Format — Hardback

ISBN — 978-1-907804-00-7

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Winner of the Washington Book Publishers 2012 Book Design & Effectiveness Competition: Commercial Publishers, Illustrated Text

"a fascinating and quirky cookbook" Linda Cicero, The Miami Herald "History buffs will devour this cookbook filled with recipes from presidential kitchens" Best Ideas for Christmas, Woman's Day

"It would make a thoughtful hostess gift or a source for trivia topics" Joe Gray, Chicago Tribune

"These recipes, from Hoover's sour cream cookies to President Bill Clinton's roasted rack of lamb with pumpkin thyme crust, capture a vivid time and a place in American history" Addie Broyles, The Austin American-Statesman

"A delicious collection of tidbits, trivia, and recipes from records of the U.S. government" Today's Diet and Nutrition

About the Book

President John F. Kennedy’s favourite fish chowder and First Lady Michelle Obama’s turkey lasagna are just a couple of the dishes chosen from the National Archives of the United States which feature in this fascinating and entertaining book of 150 presidential, celebrity and government administration recipes from the United States National Archives. This unique collection includes historical and modern-day dishes from U.S. school lunch programmes, government-sponsored radio shows, and war-time recipes meant to conserve wheat, sugar and meat. Inspired by the exhibition What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet at the National Archives Experience in Washington, D.C., this highly illustrated recipe volume also provides historical tidbits from the presidential files, including the transcript of President George H.W. Bush’s speech in which he expressed his hatred of broccoli, and a description of the hotdog parties hosted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Features a 2-page Introduction by the celebrity chef and food author José Andrés.


Accompanies the travelling exhibition What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet, now showing at the National Archives, Kansas City, from January7, 2014

About the Author(s)

José Andrés is the chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup, the team behind Washington D.C.’s award-winning restaurants Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel and Café Atlantico. Patty Reinert Mason is director of publications, Foundation for the National Archives.