Topic: Food & Recipes

Lesson Plan

Throwdown with Tommy J., Early American Food Star

Throughout time, food has connected people and cultures. Many changes in American cuisine and cooking techniques have been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, some rightly so, and others not....
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Wine Dumbwaiter

This dumbwaiter brought wine bottles to and from the Wine Cellar, which was directly below the Dining Room.
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Working in Monticello’s Kitchen

Artist G. B. McIntosh imagines how Monticello's kitchen might have looked in the early 19th century. Pictured on the left is enslaved Head Cook Edith Hern Fossett who managed...