The kitchen at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon

The kitchen at George Washington's Mt Vernon at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

My husband recently got to visit George Washington’s home in Mt. Vernon, Virginia. He was fascinated by everything from General Washington's tomb to the working distillery. Knowing that I’d love to see the kitchen set up, Paul took a picture for me.

You can learn more about the kitchen at Mt. Vernon here and how Martha Washington fed her guests and family. The Mt. Vernon website also has lots of recipes from back in the Washingtons’ day such as:

If any of these recipes sound intriguing, you may want to buy a copy of Dining with the Washingtons: Historic Recipes, Entertaining, and Hospitality from Mount Vernon. I’ve put it on my Amazon wish list along with Dining at Monticello: In Good Taste and Abundance and The Founding Foodies: How Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine. [All Amazon links are affiliate links.] I love reading old recipes because they crack me up. Just take a gander at Martha Washington’s Great Cake – thank goodness for cake mix!

Do you like visiting historical sites and looking at the kitchens?

12 thoughts on “The kitchen at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon

  1. Hanan

    How cool is that?! What’s funny, when I’m cooking and think, I wish I had a Kitchen Aid or something else I don’t have, I remember how much they really slaved over meals before. It’s crazy to think how much we have nowadays.

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  2. Angela S

    Kitchens have come such a long way, but I would love to have that old wood burning fireplace to cook over in my kitchen.

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  3. Tonya

    I’ve always wanted to visit Mt. Vernon. I visited Monticello with my parent’s when I was a child and guess what fascinated me? The kitchen! I barely remember the rest of the house, but I can recall the kitchen in vivid detail. :) Your husband was really sweet and thoughtful to snap that photo for you.

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