Happy President’s Day!

Chicken FricasseeFor President’s Day…Eat Like Abe Lincoln

It is rumored that President Lincoln’s favorite food was Chicken Fricassee with Buttermilk Biscuits. And that he loved Apple Pie and his wife Mary’s Almond Cake.

A fricassee is classic French comfort food, and is halfway between a sautée and a stew. It uses humble ingredients and a single pot. The recipe on this site can be updated with fresh herbs and fresh garlic. (The site has some good reading about history and food.)

This Classic Apple Pie from Heidi Swanson on 101 cookbooks is pretty authentic…or mix up your presidents, and make this impossibly-simple Cherry Pie!


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