A Feast of Freedom by Walter Staib
Tasty Tidbits from City Tavern

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Next to the Liberty Bell and the Rocky Statue, the City Tavern is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Philadelphia. This informative picture book, told from the point of view of a mischievous mouse, is designed to allow readers a behind-the-scene-look at the history surrounding this important American landmark.

Readers will get a glimpse of what it was like to go out to dinner in the 18th century, when meals included dancing, merriment, and twenty different dishes! From the celebration of the first official Independence Day to the post-Constitutional Convention, the Tavern has hosted of many of America’s biggest celebrations. Over the centuries many famous diners have had a meal at City Tavern including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and various other political leaders.

A recipe for the Tavern’s authentic corn bread, as well as a timeline of the important events surrounding the City Tavern’s rich past are included.


About Walter Staib

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Walter Staib is a renowned chef, who has won many prestigious awards including the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole de la République Française. He is the author of multiple cookbooks, his most recent being The City Tavern Cookbook, and he also stars in the corresponding CN8 television show, World Cuisine of the Black Forest.Fernando Juarez has illustrated several picture books for various Spanish publishers. He is also one of the contributing animators for Planet 51 the new 3-D movie coming out from Sony pictures in November, 2009. He lives with his wife and three children in Spain.
Published May 11, 2010 by Running Press Kids. 48 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The chef of Philadelphia’s City Tavern—a modern replica of a Revolutionary War–era public house frequented by many of the Founding Fathers—serves up a bland broth of historical highlights, from the Tavern’s opening in 1773 and its role as the First Continental Congress’s “main hangout” to a grand...

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A who's who of patriots partied, dined, and plotted at Philadelphia’s City Tavern—it was the most happening place of the Revolutionary War era.

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