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Tasting History with Max Miller & The Women of Chateau Lafayette

Tasting History with Max Miller & The Women of Chateau Lafayette

My fabulously talented friend Max Miller and I were talking about his popular food show, "Tasting History" when I suggested that he do an episode featuring some food from Lafayette's day. I provided him with a wedding menu that was posted to the wall at the Chateau de...

Stephanie’s Favorite Holiday Cookies

Stephanie’s Favorite Holiday Cookies

  Who doesn't love cookies? I was delighted to learn, while writing My Dear Hamilton with co-author Laura Kamoie, that it was the Dutch New Netherland families like the Schuylers who first brought cookies to America. Now, of course, Dutch cookies tend to be a...

A Jeffersonian Recipe

A Jeffersonian Recipe

Jeffersonian Pasta with Ham & Peas 16 oz. dry pasta (whichever kind you like, but I prefer fettucini) 1/2 pound diced ham or bacon 3 shallots sliced 8 ounces white sliced mushrooms 2 cloves garlic 1 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup peas 1/3 cup chopped parsley 1/2 heavy...


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