Old Southern Cookery: Mary Randolph’s Recipes Dinner and Book Signing at Blount Mansion
The ” Old Southern Cookery” event answers the question: Have you ever wondered what was served on the South’s finest tables two centuries ago? Come to circa-1792 Blount Mansion and savor tasty dishes from the first Southern cookbook and learn about the cook who first put them on paper. In 2020, historian Christopher E. Hendricks and his mother, Sue J. Hendricks, authored “Old Southern Cookery: Mary Randolph’s Recipes from America’s First Regional Cookbook Adapted for Today’s Kitchen.” The pair will prepare a selection of dishes during an evening that begins with a reception in the Blount Mansion garden featuring 18th century-style punch, beer, wine and appetizers. Dinner will be served inside the circa-1818 Craighead-Jackson House. Dessert will be enjoyed inside the Blount Mansion Visitors Center as the Hendricks give a presentation on the original 1824 book and its author. Participants will have an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the Hendricks’ new cookbook at $5 off the cover price. Attire: Casual, business casual or business.