President’s Day Recipes on ABC 7Live

On ABC 7Live San Francisco with host Lizzie Bermudez

You might have noticed that I featured quite a few Colonial/Presidential recipes this week. I made them in honor of the upcoming President’s Day holiday (I love American history), and also to prepare for a TV segment I did earlier this week in San Francisco. Today, as we head into the weekend, I thought I’d share all of my historical Presidential recipes with you in one post. I also wanted to show you the video so you can learn a little about the background of each dish. There are more historical background details in the blogs I’ve posted, but this video will give you a nice overview of why I chose each dish.

The show is called ABC 7Live in San Francisco, and it was super fun– what a terrific production team! You can watch the show as a live stream every weekday on their website. The recipes I discussed on air are linked below. Check out the video clip here:


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Shabbat Shalom, and Happy President’s Day weekend!



What George Washington Ate: Preserved Cherries

What Thomas Jefferson Ate: Monticello White Bean Soup

What Thomas Jefferson Ate: Marinated Asparagus

What Abraham Lincoln Ate: Apple Bread Pudding

About Tori Avey

Tori Avey acts as editor and curator of The History Kitchen, where she shares her own food history writing and seeks out creative contributors from throughout the culinary world. Tori also writes an award-winning kosher food blog, The Shiksa in the Kitchen. She explores the story behind the food – why we eat what we eat, how the foods of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday’s food can inspire us in the kitchen today. Read more...
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  1. Love the historical aspect of these recipes. And you look gorgeous in the stills. :)

  2. Ann says:


    I watched the video…congratulations! You KNOW the cherries are my favorite! I hope you have a GREAT holiday weekend! (I might have posted this elsewhere….but no matter – it was a great segment and worth repeating!)


  3. Kim Bee says:

    Oh my gosh Tori, you made cherry coke. I owe you my life. Of course mine will be cherry pepsi but I am so trying this. I loved you on the news. You did amazing. Keep up the great work. I am so proud of you. Every recipe blew me away! xx

  4. sharri says:

    I would like to know where you find your great cookbooks.
    I love old cookbooks.
    I like the way you write about your cooking . great history. awesome kitchen also.
    so glad I stumbled across your blog.
    do you have tips for light fluffy matzoh balls for my soup.
    also any ideas for matzoh for passover . eating for 7 days for feast of unleavened bread. would appreciate any suggestions.
    thank you

  5. Sam says:

    Once again, Tori , you are a smash hit!!!. I am looking for Jewish (and other) cooking in the Middle Ages – any suggestions?

  6. Kiri W. says:

    What a menu! :) looks fantastic!

  7. O says:

    You made me think. What will generations to come discuss about Bill Clinton’s recipes?

  8. Lorna says:

    Terrific segment! I want to try the preserved cherries they look great.

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