[Sca-cooks] OP request for information
Huette von Ahrens
ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 16 01:28:32 PST 2009
I am working on an out of period [for this list] article on foods served at Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration. There is a bill of fare still in existance and I have gone through at least 30 American and British cookbooks dating from 1800 to 1900 and there are listed on this bill of fare items that I cannot identify other than their general class. I have found a lot of the recipes, but not everything. So I am writing here to see if any of you who have done culinary history for the Civil War era and/or 1860's American food, or anyone at all, if you have heard to recipes with these titles or have even a basic clue as to what they might be.
Here is the list that I have been unsuccessful in finding:
Under the category "Cakes and Tarts":
Tart a la Nelson
Tarte a l'Orleans
Tarte a la Portugaise
Tarte a la Vienne
Under the category "Jellies and Creams":
I did find two recipes for Portuguese Torte and Viennese Torte from around that period, but I am not entirely sure that these are the same. It is possible that there is a misprint.
So, is there anybody here who can help me?
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