Posteado por: jljimenezgarcia | febrero 19, 2015

El jerez y los presidentes de los Estados Unidos

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 Los presidentes de los Estados Unidos de América: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan y Abrahm Lincoln fueron aficionados al jerez, ya fuera como vino, combinado con otras bebidas o bien como condimento gastronómico.

George Washington’s original Eggnog Recipe:  “One quart cream, one quart milk , one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, 1/2 pint rye whisky, 1/2 pint Jamaica rum, 1/4 pint sherry – mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well.  Add milk and cream, slowly beating.  Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture.  Let set in cool place for several days.  Taste frequently.”.

John Adams: We had Constantin and all the best Wines of Spain red and white. The names and qualities of all of them were given Us, but I remember only the Sherry, Alicanté and Navarre”. (Diary, 19th december 1779)

Thomas Jefferson writing in 1803 to a correspondent in Spain. Jefferson confessed that a certain pale sherry had “most particularly attached my taste to it. I now drink nothing else, and am apprehensive that if I should fail in the means of getting it, it will be a privation which I shall feel sensibly once a day

James Monroe drank a sherry cobbler. Made of sherry wine, citrus and sugar, served over crushed ice. Historians call it “America’s first cocktail.” And James Monroe Family´s  Recipe: Cake Pudding With White Wine Sauce: ….1/2 cup white wine or sherry.

Andrew Jackson: preferred his syllabub as a spooned dessert made with sherry mixed  with  an equal mount of sugar….
James Buchanan. A friend of his once wrote: “The Madeira and sherry that he has consumed would fill more than one old cellar.”

Abraham Lincoln’s Favorite Chicken Fricassee with Biscuits.1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces,1 tablespoon cooking oil, 4 ½ cups fresh mushrooms, sliced, 2 small onions, chopped, 2 cloves garlic, minced, 1 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 cup milk, ½ cup chicken broth, ¼ teaspoon marjoram, ¼ teaspoon basil, ¼ teaspoon, oregano, squeeze of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons dry sherry.

                                                                                            

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