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From the West Indies to New York City As a child growing up relatively poor in the West Indies - first in Nevis and then on St. Croix - Hamilton likely would have been raised on stews, rice & peas, fresh island fruits, conch, and a cornmeal flatbread like Johnny Cakes. Variations on Johnny Cakes - known by a myriad of names - can be found from the islands of Hamilton’s youth on up the Eastern seaboard all the way to Canada. When Hamilton arrived in New York City in 1772, it’s likely he would have discovered an adaptation of this island staple. What would a Johnny Cake have tasted like in Hamilton’s time? Thankfully, there’s a cookbook to tell us. American Cookery, published in 1796, is the first known cookbook written by an American. Its author, Amelia Simmons, describes herself as “an American orphan” and was likely a domestic worker somewhere in New York’s Hudson Valley. The book features recipes for early American staples pumpkin pie and suggests serving cranberry with turkey. It also includes a “Johny Cake, or Hoe Cake” recipe. Simmons’ recipe below uses shortening and molasses, something you won’t find in many Johnny Cake recipes today. Tastes like 1776, New York City. Working in the nation’s early capital - Philadelphia Though Hamilton called New York City home for most of his adult life, he spent a considerable amount of time working in Philadelphia, even residing there temporarily while the city served as the nation’s capital. While it would be years before Hamilton could have enjoyed an iconic Philly cheesesteak on his lunch break, he most certainly would have savored its popular predecessor, Pepper Pot Soup. “Pepper Pot is the most famous soup in American history that most people have never heard of,” remarks Tonya Hopkins, food historian and Foodizen podcast host. “It originated in Africa, bloomed and blossomed in the Caribbean, and became the first signature dish of Philadelphia.” “Pepper Pot women” were among the earliest street vendors in the city, lining the streets along the port. “Pepper Pot was made and sold for pennies per serving, almost entirely by free black women,” Hopkins continues. “This was the street food of Philadelphia at the time.” There are many renditions of Pepper Pot Soup available online. Campbell’s even offered their own canned version from 1899 - 2010. Most recipes are similar in that they utilize affordable cuts of beef, leafy greens, lots of herbs, spices, and chili peppers native to the Caribbean. Hopkins, who comes from a long line of cooks, says her recipe was based on a version she sampled at Philadelphia’s City Tavern, but then took on a life of its own. “When I make a soup, I’m not the only person in the room,” says Hopkins. “It becomes a medium for me to communicate with my ancestors. The soup starts to make itself.” Dinner in “The Room Where It Happened” What would a Hamilton premiere menu be without a dish from “The Room Where It Happened”? This musical number tells the story of the Compromise of 1790, made over a fabled dinner where Thomas Jefferson and James Madison met with Alexander Hamilton to discuss his federal taxation plan. As stated in the song, the men walked into dinner ‘diametric’ly opposed, foes’ but left with Madison agreeing to back Hamilton’s policy in Congress. In return, Hamilton would support moving the nation’s capital to the Potomac, so the Virginians could ‘work a little closer to home.’ Often considered America’s founding foodie, Thomas Jefferson was known for his elaborate dinner parties, prepared by enslaved James Hemings, the nation’s first French-trained chef. Hemings had traveled to France with Jefferson to study the culinary arts and served as the chef de cuisine at America’s first diplomatic embassy there. He is credited with introducing classic foods like French fries and ice cream to the fledgling nation upon his return. Based on historical records, we know much of what was on the dinner menu on June 20, 1790, including capon stuffed with Virginia ham, boeuf a la mode, and a take on modern day profiteroles that author Charles Cerami describes in his book “Dinner at the Jefferson’s,” as such: “At the precise moment when the evening was approaching perfection came the universally favorite dessert — the delicious vanilla ice cream that still seemed like a miracle, for it was enclosed in a warm pastry, like a cream puff, giving the illusion that the ice cream had come straight from the oven,” Cerami writes. “It never failed to elicit cries from the groups of diners at Monticello, and it did not fail now. Even Madison gave a small squeal, and Hamilton positively exulted." The recipe below pays homage to the dessert served as this famous dinner, with a modern day adaptation of Hemings’ ice cream recipe, and nod to Hamilton’s love of caffeinated beverages in the coffee fudge sauce. 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PHILADELPHIA PEPPER POT SOUP Recipe by Tonya Hopkins Makes about 6 quarts Ingredients: 1 large cassava (peeled, cored and cut into chunks) 2 small sweet potatoes, diced 5 strips thick-cut bacon, cut in 1 to 2 inch pieces 1½ pounds stewing beef, cut into 1 or 2 inch cubes 3 teaspoons sea salt (or to taste) 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon smoked paprika 1½ teaspoon onion powder 1½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon tapioca cornstarch 1 medium sized onion, diced 1 bunch scallions, greens diced, whites chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 poblano pepper, diced 1 each (small) red, yellow and orange bell peppers, diced 1 habanero* minced (don’t discard seeds to stir into simmering stew if you prefer more heat) 1 small to medium jalapeno minced ½ pound leafy greens, such as collards, kale, callaloo) stemmed and cut into strips 2 or 3 sprigs fresh thyme Beef Stock (about 32 ounces or more to cover) ¼ cup dry red wine (optional) Directions: In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, allspice, cloves, paprika, onion and garlic powders. 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