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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cookbooks (Part 3)

The Virginia Housewife By Mary Randolph This is one of the first cookbooks made in the New World, but was not published until 1824. The book has been published several times under different names associated with the Randolph family. It has … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Oyster Pie

The Oyster   The oyster’s a confusing suitor: Its masc., and Fem., and even neuter. At time it wonders, what may come, Am I husband, wife or chum.                                 – Ogden Nash                 There are over one hundred verities of … Continue reading

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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cooks

Mary Randolph: [1] Mary Randolph was born in Virginia, the daughter of Anne Cary and Thomas Mann Randolph, a legislator and wealthy plantation owner. Her tombstone lists Ampthill, her mother’s family home near Richmond, as her birthplace, though some genealogists … Continue reading

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