Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaugural luncheon menu honors Lincoln

Karen Herzog reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 18, 2009
wild game and root vegetables are on the official luncheon menu. Both are a nod to President Abraham Lincoln, who favored the simple frontier foods and root vegetables of his native Kentucky and Indiana.

The luncheon in Statuary Hall for about 200 guests - including Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph Biden, their families, the Supreme Court, cabinet designees and members of the congressional leadership - is designed to reflect the theme of the 2009 inaugural ceremonies, "A New Birth of Freedom."

The theme celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. That means dessert also will feature Lincoln's favorite treat: apples.

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