Richmond's Culinary History: Seeds of Change

Richmond's Culinary History: Seeds of Change

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Overview

Richmond's culinary history spans more than four hundred years and includes forgotten cooks and makers who paved the way for Richmond's vibrant modern food scene. The foodways of local Indian tribes were pivotal to the nation. Unconventional characters such as Mary Randolph, Jasper Crouch, Ellen Kidd, Virginia Randolph and John Dabney used food and drink to break barriers. Family businesses like C.F. Sauer and Sally Bell's Kitchen, recipient of a James Beard America's Classic Award, shaped the local community. Virginia Union University students and two family-run department stores paved the way for restaurant desegregation. Local journalists Maureen Egan and Susan Winiecki, founders of Fire, Flour & Fork, offer an engaging social history complete with classic Richmond recipes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467138154
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 10/30/2017
Series: American Palate Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,154,433
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Maureen Egan and Susan Winiecki are co-founders of Real Richmond, creators of food tours that showcase Richmond's culinary offerings. They produce Richmond's Fire, Flour & Fork festival for the food curious each year. Maureen is the author of the Insiders' Guide to Richmond, VA. Susan is the editorial director of Richmond magazine and its sister publications. Both are heavily involved in many aspects of the Richmond community.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Leni Sorensen 9

Preface 11

Acknowledgements 13

1 The Three Sisters and the Chief Virginia Indians' Influence 15

2 Ring the Bell: Sixth Street Market 21

3 Millers to the World: Flour's Power 25

4 The Bounty of the James: Sturgeon City 32

5 Buchanan Barbecues: Jasper Crouch and John Marshall 39

6 "Culinary Genius": Mary Randolph 44

7 A Red from Sorrow: Daniel Norton 49

8 Women Revolt: 1863 Bread Riot 53

9 Life Lessons from Behind the Bar: John Dabney and Wendell Phillips Dabney 59

10 Homemade Success: Pin Money Pickles and Suffrage 65

11 Extract and Impact: C.F. Sauer Company 70

12 The Meat Juice of the Matter: Valentine's Meat Juice 75

13 Cultivating Taste: From T.W. Wood to Ellwood's 80

14 Lewis Ginter's Larder: The Jefferson Hotel 86

15 In the Drink: Prohibition and Pop 92

16 Sally Bell's Beginnings: The Woman's Exchange 97

17 The Henrico Plan: Virginia Randolph 105

18 "Growing Girls": Ella Agnew and Tomato Clubs 111

19 The Last Word in Virginia Dainties: The Tearoom of Fannie Jones 117

20 Conveying Success: FFV and the Girl Scouts 121

21 Hull Street Opportunities: From Ukrop's to La Milpa 125

22 Rolled Thin: Pat and Betty and Reynolds Wrap 130

23 "Can't Eat…Don't Buy": Lunch Counter Sit-ins 135

24 The Recipe Box: A Collection of Old and New Favorites 142

Notes 155

Selected Bibliography 169

Index 173

About the Authors 175

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