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Cooking Mary Randolph a blog journey

Known as “Queen Molly” the woman who set the finest table in early 19th century Richmond, Mary Randolph and the unnamed enslaved cooks in her kitchens produced food that set the standard for excellence in Southern cookery.

Explore along with me as I cook my way through the wonderful recipes in her classic book The Virginia House-Wife, first published in 1824.


Through the Seasons: A Garden of Recipes from The Virginia House-Wife

Welcome to the first print collection of historic recipes from the kitchens of Mary Randolph, author of The Virginia House-Wife with commentary on my experience cooking these recipes through the gardening season.


The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipsters Guide: Basic Things to Know About Sharing A Kitchen with Housemates  – with Recipes

Maybe you just graduated from high-school and are planning on going out on your own, or are in college or are running in the rat race of your first job; whatever it might be; you don’t have much money and you are gonna be living with housemates. However you find your roomies (best friends, housing resources at the college, or meeting folks at work or play) I recommend that the group of you (be it two, three, four, or more) sit down together and seriously consider the following practical living observations.