Tuesday Aug 28 2012
Lecture/Talk

An Evening Conversation with Dave DeWitt, author of "The Founding Foodies"

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reservations: Required

Join us for an Evening Conversation with Dave DeWitt, author of The Founding Foodies:  How Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine. In his fascinating book DeWitt, an accomplished novelist and foodie, explores in depth the agrarian perspectives of these political legends. This work offers insight into some of our most celebrated Founding Fathers’ support for modern trends such as sustainable farming and ranching, exotic imported foods, brewing, distilling, and wine appreciation. Mr. DeWitt is an associate professor on the adjunct faculty of New Mexico State University, and also serves as chair of the board for the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.  The evening will include fine Virginia wine and hors d'oeuvres prior to his talk.  Tour arrangements of the House and Grounds are available through the Reservations Office at 434.984.9881. 

America’s first foodie, Jefferson wrote, "Cultivators of the earth are the most virtuous and independent citizens."

Reserved tickets are required. $60 ($30 of your ticket represents a tax deductible gift to support Monticello!).
*Parking at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center

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