Grateful American Kids

Fun Food from the Founding Fathers & Mothers

  • George Washington Loved to Fish: Try one of his favorite dishes, Curry of Catfish

    What you’ll need to make: Curry of Catfish 1 pound of boneless catfish, cut into bite-sized chunks 2 medium onions, chopped 2 handfuls of fresh parsley, roughly chopped 3 to 4 cups of water or chicken broth 1 to 2 Tbsp. of curry powder 2 Tbsp. of butter 2 Tbsp. of flour Salt and pepper

  • Try one of Martha Washington’s favorite dishes: Peas Porridge

    Peas Porridge  What you’ll need:  1 quart green peas 1 quart water 1 bundle dried mint A pinch of salt Ground pepper to taste Walnut size ball of butter (about 2 T) 2 Tbsp. flour 2 quarts milk  Here’s how:  Pick a quart of green peas, and put them into a quart of water with […]

  • Learn to make mac-n-cheese like Thomas Jefferson did!

    In a thoroughly yummy culinary biography by Thomas Craughwell entitled, “Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America,” we learn of the 1784 deal that Thomas Jefferson made with his slave, James Hemings. The Founding Father was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring James along “for […]

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