Friday, July 24, 2009

Heritage Entertaining Anecdotes: Miss Beecher

The modern-day dining room of Dinglewood, Columbus, GA, of entirely inherited pieces, as photographed for Under Live Oaks, by Caroline Seebohm.

Sample Menu for a Dinner Party of Twelve

Soup. Fish. A boiled ham. A boiled turkey with oyster sauce. Three roasted ducks, and a dish of scalloped oysters. Potatoes. Parsnips, Turnips, and Celery. For dessert, Pudding, Pastry, Fruit and Coffee.

- Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt Book, Catharine Beecher, 1846

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