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“Colonial Hearths, Country Cookstoves: Exploring the Culinary Legacies of Mary Randolph and Edna Lewis” A Special Culinary Program celebrating “Virginia Women in History” and “African American Trailblazers in Virginia History,” sponsored by the Library of Virginia and the University of Richmond’s Center for Culinary Arts Friday, March 6, 2009, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: University of Richmond, Center for Culinary Arts, 9722 Gayton Road, Richmond, Virginia Explore the culinary legacies of Mary Randolph and Edna Lewis. This is a special culinary program celebrating "Virginia Women in History" and "African American Trailblazers in Virginia History", sponsored by the Library of Virginia and the University of Richmond. Join food historians Nancy Carter Crump, author of Hearthside Cooking: Early American Southern Cuisine Updated for Today's Hearth and Cookstove, and Leni Sorensen [we know her!], African American Research Historian for the Monticello Foundation [that would be us, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation], as they discuss the work of both Randolph and Lewis, while recreating recipes from each of their cookbooks. This course will include lectures by both Nancy and Leni, cooking demonstrations, and samples of all the food prepared. To register, call the School of Continuing Studies at [804] 289-8133, email or register online at (The notice on the Library of Virginia site doesn't say so, but the notification I got says that the fee for the course is $89.)


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Hello - I am a filmmaker in Atlanta. I just wanted to let you know I produced a 21 minute documentary about Miss Edna Lewis. The film is called "Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie" is part of the "African American Trailblazers in Virginia History" program. It is viewable in its entirety on Internet at My website, has more information about the film and the story of Miss Lewis. Sincerely, Bailey Barash
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