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Dining At the Governor's Mansion.: McQueary, Carl R.

Dining At the Governor's Mansion.

McQueary, Carl R.

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ISBN 10: 1585442542 / ISBN 13: 9781585442546
Published by Texas A & M University Press, College Station., 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A First Edition, as new, and signed by the author, Carl R. McQueary, on the title page. Signed only - no other names, writing, or marks. The book contains more than 225 Texas First Family recipes. 317 pages, index. The book is clean and seems unused. Dust jacket and book are in Fine condition. ; Standard Book Size. Bookseller Inventory # 123857

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Title: Dining At the Governor's Mansion.

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press, College Station.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Synopsis:

You are invited to dine at the Texas Governor’s Mansion, to be the guest of the first ladies and two women governors of the Lone Star State, as they offer (through author Carl McQueary) some of their finest recipes and favorite stories of life in the heart of Austin.

The ingredients in Dining at the Governor’s Mansion include one part culinary history and one part social history, along with a generous helping of recipes cooked by Texas first ladies, or (in later years) their personal chefs, from the completion of the Austin mansion in 1856 down to the present.

Carl McQueary’s folksy cookbook offers a look at food and its preparation, entertaining at the Mansion, and the challenges the women faced keeping the old home together. It includes brief biographical sketches of the first ladies, who usually orchestrated food service for both family meals and social or political events, and considerable background on the mansion’s infrastructure challenges, interior decoration, landscaping, and restoration. The book also provides an intimate portrait of Texas life during the last century and a half, since the trends in food enjoyed by the governors and their families, especially in their private lives, have been surprisingly similar to those enjoyed by even the humblest of Texas citizens. Most of all, it presents dozens of tasty, appetizing, historic recipes tested by McQueary in his own kitchen and annotated for the contemporary cook.

No matter how you slice it up as Texas history, food history, women’s hisory, or cookbook Dining at the Governor’s Mansion offers a palate-pleasing smorgasbord for your reading, dining, or gift-giving pleasure.

About the Author:

Historian Carl R. McQueary serves as a commissioner of the Texas Historical Commission. He is the coauthor of two books about Texas’ first woman governor, Miriam A. Ferguson. He has also written and edited many articles on Texas history for various historical publications.

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