Happy Presidents Day!! Figured I would share this with you guys again.
As a chef, home cook and foodie, I am honored that I had the opportunity to research Martha Washington, Hannah Penn and Ellen Emlen (19th century housewife) Cookbooks and notes. Being at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania I felt like I could have stayed for hours researching all these treasures. The staff there was super helpful, which made my visit a pleasure. Okay let’s get to the fun part.
Hannah Penn: Second wife of William Penn, she was 24 and he a 52-year-old man. They had 8 children together. When searching for Hannah Penn’s cookbook I came across recipe pages instead and all these were with William Penn’s notes and paperwork. I couldn’t hold back and looked through some of his notes to paperwork from 1605 highlights of Act of Taxes year, and so much more. I then reached Hannah Penn’s recipe pages. It was interesting to see how many Homemade Medicines she had in those pages from how to clear…
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