Posts tagged ‘Presidents’

February 17, 2014

George Washington’s Rules of Civility

by Biblioklept

(Non-manuscript, more legible version).

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February 17, 2014

Lincoln — George Boorujy

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February 18, 2013

Lincoln — George Boorujy

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February 18, 2013

George Washington’s Rules of Civility

by Biblioklept

(Non-manuscript, more legible version).

November 18, 2012

Thomas Jefferson’s Recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream

by Biblioklept

Manuscript from the Library of Congress, transcript (below) via Monticello’s website:

2. bottles of good cream.
6. yolks of eggs.
1/2 lb. sugar

mix the yolks & sugar
put the cream on a fire in a casserole, first putting in a stick of Vanilla.

when near boiling take it off & pour it gently into the mixture of eggs & sugar.

stir it well.

put it on the fire again stirring it thoroughly with a spoon to prevent it’s sticking to the casserole.

when near boiling take it off and strain it thro’ a towel.

put it in the Sabottiere*

then set it in ice an hour before it is to be served. put into the ice a handful of salt.

put salt on the coverlid of the Sabotiere & cover the whole with ice.

leave it still half a quarter of an hour.

then turn the Sabottiere in the ice 10 minutes

open it to loosen with a spatula the ice from the inner sides of the Sabotiere.

shut it & replace it in the ice

open it from time to time to detach the ice from the sides

when well taken (prise) stir it well with the Spatula.

put it in moulds, justling it well down on the knee.

then put the mould into the same bucket of ice.

leave it there to the moment of serving it.

to withdraw it, immerse the mould in warm water, turning it well till it will come out & turn it into a plate.

 

November 6, 2012

George Washington’s Rules of Civility

by Biblioklept

(Non-manuscript, more legible version).

February 15, 2010

The Best-Read Presidents

by Biblioklept

Happy President’s Day! Check out this cool slide show at The Daily Beast of the readingest American Presidents ever. (Is it merely coincidence that our fave, Teddy Roosevelt comes in at #1? We think not! (Also, while we’re indulging in parenthetical asides, amazingly, Dubya did not make the list. Why come?)).

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