Dishes

Strawberry TartThis strawberry hazelnut tart is in honor of an unsung American hero, the general who emigrated from Poland to America to help the revolutionary cause. He showed up on Benjamin Franklin’s doorstep in Philadelphia and volunteered to lead the troops. In 1776, ...

Catchup to last 20 yearsThis recipe is from Hannah Glasse’s book, “Cooking Made Plain and Easy, ” first published in 1745. Even the modern interpretation of the recipe requires a lot of labor and time, however it is included in this recipe collection...

Beef OlivesThis recipe may be a bit of a trick to modern cooks. It does not contain any olives at all. Rather, the author, Hannah Glasse referred to the dish’s finished appearance – it is rolled round and stuffed like an olive. “To...

Virginia Ham and OystersThis dish was served all over Virginia as a combination. Oysters traveled very well, especially in cooler months. While Colonial cooks would have used whole oysters, it takes practice and a steady hand to shuck them, so home cooks...