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Put Your Hands Together for Will Treece!

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I'm very excited to introduce the newest member of the mental_floss team, Swarthmore's Will Treece! Will's going to be helping us out this summer. Here's his bio:

Will Treece grew up in Tokyo, lives in Detroit, and is currently a History major at Swarthmore College. Highlights of his life include playing in the Japanese National Scrabble Championship, his North Korea-themed 18th birthday party, and lip-syncing a rap about Poe's "The Raven" in front of his entire high school. He'll be providing mental_floss with tasty historical tidbits this summer, and he really likes maps.

Will's in charge of a new daily feature for us called The Number of the Day, which begins tomorrow. (Yes, we stole the idea from Sesame Street.) He'll also be working on articles and quizzes. Make him feel welcome!

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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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