Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What Did Abraham Lincoln Eat at His Second Inaugural Ball?

Abraham and Mary arrived at 10:30pm and feasted on a menu that included oyster stew, pickled oysters, terrapin, beef, veal, turkey, chicken, grouse, pheasant, quail, venison, ham, tongue, chicken salad, lobster salad, almond sponge, macaroon tart, pound cake, sponge cake, lady cake, "fancy small cakes," calfsfoot and wine jelly, vanilla ice cream, strawberry ices, grapes, almonds, raisins, coffee, and chocolate.

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