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All About the Inauguration Luncheon

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The 2009 Inaugural Luncheon china. Image from inaugural.senate.gov/luncheon

After Barack Obama takes the presidential oath of office tomorrow, he will be escorted to Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol for a three-course luncheon: seafood stew followed by pheasant and duck (with sour cherry chutney and molasses sweet potatoes) and apple cinnamon sponge cake for dessert, each paired with a wine. To eat in solidarity with the new administration, download these recipes.

You'll also need a copy of "View of the Yosemite Valley" painting by Thomas Hill hanging—which represents the majestic dawn of a new era—as well as Hot Lady roses and blue and purple hydrangea arrangements. Check out menus, recipes, and even video footage of past inaugural luncheons.

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