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As we prepare to celebrate our Nation’s birth next week, we thought it would be felicitous to celebrate with some of the favorite foods of certain presidents.
George Washington liked
food immensely and operated a self-sustaining farm where everything was made
on the property, from growing and milling wheat to distilling whiskey. However, there are two items that come up
over and over when researching the history of Mount Vernon – his love for
Madeira and Hoecakes. We have created a
BBQ glaze for the Berkshire Pork Baby Back Ribs from Madeira (“Neat” Ribs also
available), Hoecakes, and other BBQ items for your 4th of July
Berkshire Pigs. We will be using Berkshire pigs, which are a rare breed of pig originating from the English county of Berkshire over 400 years ago. Legend has it that Oliver Cromwell’s army discovered the breed while in winter quarters. This black-coated hog with white areas on the face, legs and tail, is known for its juicy, tender, and flavorful meat. These animals are raised on small farms free to forage throughout the pastures. These animals are raised without antibiotics or growth hormones.
Madeira. A fortified wine produced on the Portuguese island of Madeira in the eastern Atlantic and popular in Britain and America during the 18th Century. In 1759, Washington ordered a “Pipe,” or 126 gallons, of Madeira for Mount Vernon from his London agent, which was the first of many over the years.
Hoecake. A Hoecake is basically a cornbread pancake
made from the simplest batter consisting of cornmeal, water, and salt (ours
will have milk and egg). The Hoecake
will crisp at the edges while retaining it dense, but creamy center. Hoe was a colloquial term for griddle dating back to at least the 1600s in
parts of England, where baking cakes on boards or griddles was common. Ours will be served with honey…Hoecakes and
Honey….that is how Georgie liked it!
Time to Cook: 30 min.
Cook by Day: Wednesday *Let us know at checkout if you are not cooking on the day of delivery and certain items will be left unprepped.
included (serves 2):
*Menu items subject to
slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not
necessarily representative of final dish
Meal Contains (including add-ons): Fish. We store, portion, and package various meal kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk, wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur between kits.
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