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Turnip Ragout


Michael Dragoo joins us in the kitchen once again! In this episode we prepare a “Turnip Ragout”. This recipe is from the 1824 cookbook “The Virginia Housewife” by Mary Randolph. This is a delicious, easy recipe with some surprising ingredients!…

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March 21, 2018


Corn and Eels


Eels! That’s right, eels! We’re making a version of fall succotash based on a reference in the travel journal of George Loskiel from 1794. This recipe, as well as Loskiel’s journal, helps Jon and the crew connect to local history…

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“Mushrumps” In Cream


Our good friend Michael Dragoo is in the kitchen again! Today Jon and Michael prepare a dish called “To Dress A Dish Of Mushrumps” from Martha Washington’s “Booke of Cookery”. This one is perfect for sharing at living history events!…

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Today’s recipe is easily one of the best desserts we’ve ever made. This apple dumpling comes from “The London Art Of Cookery” by John Farley in 1792. You have to try it! Apple Pudding Episode ▶ http://bit.ly/2vxPnfE ▶▶ Short Paste…

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A Peach Recipe 200 Years Old


It’s the perfect time of year for Peaches! Today we have a recipe from 1787 for a Peach Tart. This dish comes from “Cookery and Pastry” by Susanna Maciver. This one was an experiment, we hope you enjoy it! Help…

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Salted Cod With Eggs At Mount Vernon


We couldn’t stay away! We’re back at George Washington’s Mount Vernon for a bonus episode with Deb Colburn. Today she has a recipe for “Dressing A Salt Cod”. Enjoy! Mount Vernon’s YouTube Channel ▶ https://www.youtube.com/HistoricMount… ▶▶ Help support the channel…

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Farina Soup


This recipe for “Farina Soup” comes from a 1795 German Cookbook, the title of which translates, “Instructions Of All Kind Of Cookery And Pastry.” Thanks to Kayla and Karen at Old Salem Museums and Gardens, who are presently translating two…

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German Cooked Dough


We’ve had many viewers ask for 18th Century German recipes, but we couldn’t because we lack the expertise to translate the old cookbooks. Thanks to Kayla and Karen at Old Salem Museums and Gardens, who are presently translating two period…

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Orange Fool


This is our final cooking episode at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. For this last recipe, Deb Colburn joins us and makes us “Orange Fool”. A perfect dessert to end your meal. Enjoy! Mount Vernon’s YouTube Channel ▶ https://www.youtube.com/HistoricMount… ▶▶ Help…

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Hoe Cakes


We’re back at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! Once again, we’re joined by Deb Colburn and today she has a recipe for “Hoe Cakes”. A delicious and easy Cornmeal Pancake that you have to try! Mount Vernon’s YouTube Channel ▶ https://www.youtube.com/HistoricMount……

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March 20, 2018


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