Pennsylvania’s Historic Restaurants

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Copyright © 1986, Dawn O’Brien and Claire Walter
ISBN 0895870460
204 pages, $12.95
Published by John F. Blair, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

A classic cookbook and travel guide.

When the authors set out to tour Pennsylvania’s historic restaurants, they encountered a wealth of culinary delights in a wide array of settings. From hearty Pennsylvania Dutch fare to elegant continental cuisine, Pennsylvania’s historic restaurants are rich in food, atmosphere and tradition. The authors visited fifty historic restaurants to write about the history, legend and ambiance of each.

The authors visited an old inn along the Delaware River where George Washington didn’t sleep (but where Governor and presidential hopeful Adlai Stevenson and a young senator named John Fitzgerald Kennedy dined), a historic stage stop with two resident ghosts and restaurants located in restored railroad stations, fire houses and grand mansions

In addition, the authors obtained more than one hundred fifty of the restaurants’ most popular and tantalizing recipes. Each recipe has been adapted for home use and carefully tested. Iced Chocolatetown Bisque, Beef Tips Boursin, Walnut Chicken, Scallops Primavera, Pepperoni Rolls, Peak Mousse. These tempting recipes will add to your memorable dining experiences. The book is illustrated with lovely pen-and-ink sketches. It is just the ticket for the cookbook collector, recipe reader, history buff and the Pennsylvania resident or visitor.

This is one of an elegant eight-book series developed by Dawn O’Brien showcasing unusual and distinctive restaurants located in buildings that are at least fifty years old. Other states in the series are North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Arizona and Florida.