Courtesy of www.history.org.
Everybody likes a little bit of history with their dinner…sometimes.
And sometimes, it seems that Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia is filled with actors speaking in dubious colonial accents and tourists asking directions from the College of William & Mary’s freshmen (mistake, may I say, especially in August), but it is nevertheless one of America’s most beautiful towns. Springtime is my favorite season in Williamsburg because foxgloves and tulips constantly bloom along white picket fences, but the end of summer and fall are just as beautiful, with colorfully blossomed trees and late-burning lanterns. A living monument, Colonial Williamsburg boasts museums, performances, and, of course, tavern fare.
Interest in Colonial Williamsburg has picked up in the past couple months due to an increased interest in revolutionary history (believe it or not!). Your kitchen can take a tip from history and Williamsburg’s firebrand flavor, too. To demonstrate, I’ve assembled this 3-course supper from 1981’s The Williamsburg Cookbook, published by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. For most authentic (and quaint) results, serve your meal with a mug of warm apple cider.
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