A great cookbook doesn’t just present recipes. Through stories, it brings food to life and inspires you to cook them. “Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen” succeeds at both entertaining and educating. Rae Katherine Eighmey dug deep into Lincoln’s cooking – even studying grocery bills – to present the food the president liked to cook and what he liked to eat. The book also takes these dishes and makes them accessible for modern cooks so you can whip up a presidential feast from the 1800s to serve at your table. Grab your chef’s knife and top hat and get cooking.