Mount Vernon Display Honors Washington's Kitchen

Feb 17, 2012
Originally published on February 17, 2012 8:34 am
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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. This President's Day weekend, a new exhibition opens at George Washington's Mt. Vernon on cooking with Martha Washington. It displays the first lady's hand-written recipes and her pots and pans. It honors the labor-intensive role slaves had in the kitchen, perhaps making the president's favorite breakfast - hoecakes slathered with butter and honey. Those pancakes can be cooked in a field on a garden hoe held over open coals. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.