Digital Projects

The Virginia Housewife Project

The Booker T. Whatley Project

Virginia Housewife COVER - FRONT (Small)

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.

Cook and explore along with me through the wonderful recipes in her classic book The Virginia House-Wife, first published in 1824.

Coming soon: access to one of the most prescient thinkers about sustainable agriculture and the small farm movement of the late 20th century.