“An I had but one penny in the world, thou shouldest have it to buy gingerbread.” ~ William Shakespeare
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History of Gingerbread
Gingerbread is a part of American history as well. President George Washington found himself with an invoice for forty-nine pounds of “Cenemont [cinnamon] Gingerbread” that had arrived at Mount Vernon, and billed to the estate of Martha’s first husband, Daniel Parke Custis, who had died two years earlier. Paying the bill and making more purchases thereafter, it was well documented to be a part of the history of the Washington family. In fact, George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington, made her famous gingerbread and served it to the Marquis de Lafayette when he visited her Fredericksburg, Virginia home. Soon after it was known as Gingerbread Lafayette. This gingerbread recipe was passed down through generations of Washingtons.
I love knowing how food can benefit the cells of the body. Food is woven into who we are. I find it fascinating to learn the history of foods, and also how we can incorporate them into helping us be healthy and taste delicious!
Check out my Gingerbread recipes and be happy, healthy, and filled with joy!