Our unofficial motto here at the Jefferson Library is “A Good Place to Eat,” so it seems highly appropriate that this week we are hosting a lecture on food (at which there will also be food, or so I’m told – I hope that means fried things!):
Early American Southern Cuisine
Nancy Carter Crump, a culinary historian and author of Hearthside Cooking: Early American Southern Cuisine, will parallel developments in Colonial Southern foodways with those of our social and political culture. She will share some of the methods, accepted beliefs, and misconceptions of the time and also talk about the influence of our early Native American, European and enslaved communities. Tea will be served at 4:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 5 p.m. at Monticello’s Jefferson Library; a book signing will follow. The talk is free, but space is limited. Please e-mail to register.
The lecture is this Wednesday, April 22nd. And, if you can’t attend the lecture – well, that’s what YouTube is for.