Monday, December 10, 2007

Lincoln's Gingerbread Home

The perfect centerpiece for the Lincoln Society Christmas party- - the Lincoln Home in gingerbread. Johanna Rosson created this spicy spectacle for competition with Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Flay, a New Yorker, apparently did a spectacular interpretation of the Empire State Building, and worked from architectural drawings.

The Abe Lincoln House asked Rosson to donate her creation and she said no. She had promised the house to her mom. She did agree to finish the four walls she put together for the show and donate it to the Lincoln House to be displayed at the visitor center.Although Rosson cannot reveal who won the challenge, Springfield's State Journal Register reported that she received top honors. The episode of "Throwdown" featuring gingerbread airs at 9 p.m. Dec. 9 on the Food Network.

I love it when history and food come together.
Custer, Custer, Custer!

Custer!! We can't get enough of the man or the myth! See Tom's beautiful blog today for confirmation and read Louis Kraft's excellently crafted article in the newest issue of American History. Louis discusses the making of our favorite flick, They Died With Their Boots On, and parallels the personalities of George Custer and Errol Flynn.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Deb!
What a fantastic movie-- not high on the accuracy scale but fantastic none the less! Oh, They Died With Their Boots On is one of the best movies ever made. Errol Flynn as Custer is so overwhelming! He is perfect for the role and Olivia as Libbie! It is just as great as it gets. Wish we were in the South now...too darn cold and icy here! Hmmm, reading your blog makes me think that I should curl up with a cup of coffee and Flynn as Custer!