'george washington' on Serious Eats

Drinking George Washington's Whiskey

The biggest question on my mind before a recent trip to the Mt. Vernon distillery: "Did George Washington's wooden teeth add a little bit of extra aging to whatever whiskey he drank?" I quickly learned that the wooden teeth thing is a myth. One set of his false teeth was composed of a cow's tooth, one of Washington's own teeth, and hippopotamus ivory, making his mouth a Noah's Ark of dental wizardry. More

How George Washington Ate

What was George Washington's diet like back in the 1790s? Hoe cakes, fish, ice cream, smoked ham, and homegrown vegetables were some of his regularly eaten foods.... More

More Posts