· Georgetown and the Federal City ·
“You see bacon upon a Southern table three times a day either boiled or fried,” New Englander Emily P. Burke observed in Reminiscences of Georgia, published in 1850. Given pork’s ubiquity — and popularity — as a staple of Washington area tables, it is not surprising that Mary Randolph’s 1824;Virginia Housewife cookbook included 18 different recipes for pork, both full-grown and “shote.” You can read several of them here.
- Read Virginia Housewife notes and pork recipes.
- Read about the Tudor Place Smokehouse and pork-curing and “Eating Local” on the estate.