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Apr 4
2011

Beer and Whiskey

In an age when water was suspect, sometimes beer was the safest thing to drink. Food historian Frank Clark discusses the brewing process common to most colonial homes and recreated in Historic Area kitchens.

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Quicktime 7 (free) is required to view the enhanced and video podcasts.

Mar 14
2011

A Pig Worth Saving

The Ossabaw Hog shares its unique genetic legacy with visitors to Colonial Williamsburg's Great Hopes Plantation. Historic Farmer Wayne Randolph talks about the rare breed.

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Dec 27
2010

History is Served

A new blog from Historic Foodways presents 18th-century recipes in 21st-century terms. Get cooking at recipes.history.org.

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Nov 22
2010

Pumpkin's Progress

Gain a new respect for the good old pumpkin. Author Mary Miley Theobald traces the history of the long-suffering gourd.

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Sep 6
2010

The Story of Cotton

Cotton springs from the ground with a story all its own at Great Hopes Plantation. Farmer Wayne Randolph tells cotton's story.

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Jun 7
2010

Ice Cream

Historic Foodways Journeyman Rob Brantley makes ice cream the really old-fashioned way in the kitchen at the Governor's Palace.

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Nov 23
2009

Consider the Pumpkin

Pumpkins sustain early settlers through American winters. Author and historian Mary Miley Theobald explains why the gourd deserves more respect.

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Additional resources
  • Read the article, Some Pumpkins! from the Autumn '09 Colonial Williamsburg journal.

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Oct 5
2009

Bees in the Colonies

The humble honeybee sweetens the American story. Apiarist Bill Krebs says bees have been here since the beginning.

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Jun 8
2009

Zooarchaeology

Zooarchaeologist Joanne Bowen decodes 400-year-old leftovers.

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May 11
2009

Flowers and Herbs of Early America

Gardener Larry Griffith and Photographer Barbara Lombardi summon botanic phantoms and capture their essence on film.

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Feb 9
2009

Colonial Chocolate

Journeyman cook Jim Gay explains that Americans' love of chocolate dates back to the beginning.

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Dec 22
2008

Gingerbread Houses

The town is rendered in gingerbread once a year at Colonial Williamsburg. Executive Pastry Chef Joe Sciegaj oversees the construction.

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Oct 6
2008

Tobacco in the Colonies

Investment in the field yields profits in the marketplace for diligent tobacco farmers. Rural tradesman Wayne Randolph describes the hungry crop's allure.

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Jun 16
2008

Natural History

A foreign landscape is revealed to a curious world by naturalist Mark Catesby. Interpreter Robb Warren talks about the man and his art.

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Jan 7
2008

The Town Before the Town

An early plantation slumbers beneath Williamsburg's streets and foundations.

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Nov 19
2007

A Laden Table

A table crowded with local game, seafood, custards and savories is a feast of gratitude. Journeyman Rob Brantley describes the dishes.

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Jun 19
2006

Mr. Wythe's Cook

Valarie Holmes interprets Lydia Broadnax - a cook for one of Williamsburg's most influential men.

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May 29
2006

Sharing a Love of the Garden

Wesley Green loves to share his knowledge of 18th-century plants with visitors of all ages in the colonial garden on Duke of Gloucester Street.

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May 22
2006

Interpreting Colonial Farming

Generations of family farmers inspire David Nielsen in his work in the rural trades.

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Mar 20
2006

Chef du Cuisine

Chef Claudia talks about her love of cooking amid the lively hustle and bustle of daily operations in the kitchen of the Williamsburg Inn.

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Jan 23
2006

Brewing and baking and much, much more

Frank Clark and his Foodways staff interpret 18th-century food trades in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

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Dec 19
2005

Curator of Historic Interiors

Curator Emily Roberts enjoys setting a proper Christmas supper for 10 in the Palace.

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Dec 12
2005

From ceviche to syllabub

Journeyman foodways tradesman Barbara Scherer discusses the elaborate serving and savoring of meals in 18th-century Williamsburg.

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