Known as “Queen Molly” the woman who set the finest table in early 19th century Richmond, Mary Randolph and the unnamed enslaved cooks in her kitchens produced food that set the standard for excellence in Southern cookery. Cook and explore along with me through the wonderful recipes in her classic book The Virginia House-Wife, first published in 1826. – – An Indigo House Digital project

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Scalloped Oysters – The Virginia House-Wife | pg. 203-204 | Mary Randolph

Scalloped Oysters – The Virginia House-Wife | pg. 203-204 | Mary Randolph

When the oysters are opened, put them in a bowl and wash them out of their own liquor, put some in the scallop shells, strew over them a few bread crumbs, and lay a slice of butter on them, then more oysters, bread crumbs, and […]