Tag Archives: Colonial Williamsburg

 About that hot sauce recipe…

I know what y’all want…. So this is not easy. I made a quick hot sauce on the fly from long red cayennes, habaneros, and fish peppers for the Raleigh Tavern Society at Colonial Williamsburg. It was a huge hit. … Continue reading

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The Work, a Photo Essay

Those hot rolls come from a place of love. And I can enjoy them with friends in ways the past never allowed. Soft shelled crabs are a food I don’t indulge in but it’s a challenge to make new local … Continue reading

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Revolutionary in Residence, Come See Me February 11th in Colonial Williamsburg

I believe in America.  Even now when so many things feel out of place and regressive.  I am dedicated to reminding us about our story and the ways in which we have co-created a unique world without parallel in the … Continue reading

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In Honor of National Soul Food Month: The Roots of Soul

It’s National Soul Food Month. Yes there is such a thing! I thought I might take you on a tour of one of the sources of soul, the early Chesapeake. I’ve written frequently about the Chesapeake being the first “Creole … Continue reading

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From Mr. Harold Caldwell: An Introduction to Early African American Foodways Interpretation

Enjoy this offering from my friend Mr. Harold Caldwell, a fellow historic interpreter and 18th century chef. Here in this brief but informed piece he argues for a serious and dedicated study of early African American foodways in the spirit … Continue reading

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Thank You

“Negroes in the North are right when they refer to the South as the Old Country.  A Negro born in the North who finds himself in the South is in a position similar to that of the son of the … Continue reading

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