July 21, 2014-- What food appeared on the Madison's dining table? George C. Shattuck provides us with an answer to that question on a visit to Montpelier in 1835. Continuing with our new series, "Menu of the Week," see what recipes our interpreters used to recreate Shattuck's meal at Montpelier.
July 14, 2014--From April through October, guests to Montpelier have the opportunity to visit three experiential venues around the site: the Gilmore Cabin—a freedman’s farm, the Hands-On Tool Tent, and the Demonstration Kitchen Tent. The focus of this post, and future posts, will be to highlight a selection of Madison-era recipes prepared in our Kitchen Tent.
Continuing my professional journey at this historic place, the home of James Madison, is a tremendous honor. Madison restored himself on these lands before returning to the Herculean task of creating a new nation. I, too, feel restored in returning home to Virginia, to the rolling Piedmont hills, and to the red earth of Orange County.