Indigo House Farmstead Dinners with History

History Dinners Winter 2020

Celebrate Black History Month with iconic African-American and Southern dishes. After a 1st course of “Pot Likker” soup accompanied by Hot Corn Muffins with Homemade butter and WV Sorghum Syrup the main course will be Fricasseed Chicken with Gravy, Traditional Greens, and a Macaroni Pie. The dessert will be Sweet Potato Pie Tarts and Whipped Cream. For the beverage enjoy the classic Sweet Tea (unsweet also available).

Feb 15, 2020 A Southern Sunday Dinner on a Saturday Night


Feb 22, 2020 A Southern Sunday Dinner on a Saturday Night



Celebrate five fabulous Southern women cooks with a four course menu from recipes perfected by white and black women cooks in plantation and farmhouse kitchens across the south.

Our first course will be soup from “Tomatoes for Winter Use” by Harriet Horry (1770). It will be followed by Mary Randolph’s (1824) crisp salad with Tarragon Dressing and a savory Fricasseed Catfish fillet by Malinda Russell (1866). Our main course will be a Virginia-style Pork with Cracklin’ accompanied by Abby Fisher’s Fruit Sauce (1905), Carolina Gold Rice, Buttered Broccoli, and Homemade Applesauce. We will conclude our feast with Chef Edna Lewis’s fabulous Bread Pudding (1976).

March 14, 2020 Three Centuries of Southern Women Cooks


March 21, 2020 Three Centuries of Southern Women Cooks