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Selected Recipes from Colonial Williamsburg

Apple Tansey*
–from The Compleat Housewife: or, Accomplished Gentlewoman's Companion by E. Smith, published in London, 1754. *Priscilla Carter's favorite dessert in Colonial Williamsburg's 1998 electronic field trip "A Day in the Life"

Carolina Fish Muddle
–from Christiana Campbell's Tavern

Gazpacho
–from Shields Tavern

Gingerbread and Holiday Wassail
–from Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop

Peanut Soup
–from King's Arms Tavern

Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Dumplings
–from Christiana Campbell's Tavern

Sheperd's Pie
–from Chowning's Tavern

Veal Chop with Celery, Mushrooms,Thyme, and Port Wine
–from King's Arms Tavern

Welsh Rabbit
–from Chowning's Tavern


Discover the ways that Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Foodways Program ensured authenticity in its newest reconstructed tavern:

"Sampling 18th-Century Fare at Shields Tavern"
–from the Colonial Williamsburg Journal

Historic Foodways

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