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Tag: James Hemings

“Summer 1795: A James Hemings Dinner”

“Summer 1795: A James Hemings Dinner”

On Saturday, June 22, 2019 I will be celebrating the early summer 224 years ago when Chef James Hemings cooked at Monticello. Archaeologists have recently uncovered the original hearth and stew stoves on which Hemings taught his brother Peter the art of French cookery. Together […]

In which I do a bit of culinary experimentation in a restored 19th century Texas landmark building

In which I do a bit of culinary experimentation in a restored 19th century Texas landmark building

Now that I have recovered from my bout of food poisoning and caught up some at the office I can spend time over the next few weeks telling about my wonderful trip to Texas.  My road companion Kelly and I have been known to laugh […]