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Jeffersonian Cuisine

  “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you what you are.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1825 Food is inextricably linked to identity. When studying the culture of a civilization, one of the greatest insights into that culture is through its appetite. What you eat, when you eat, even how you eat are all … Read the full article

Monticello

“Had he been only a philosopher, he would not have endured as he does. Had he been only a legislator, or only a diplomat, or only an inventor, or only an author, or only an educator, or even only a president he would not have endured as he does. He endures because we can see … Read the full article

Founding Fathers And Unlikely Friends | Thomas Jefferson And John Adams

As the 4th of July is here, I figured we would pay tribute to two of our Founding Fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson … and talk a little bit about the architecturally magnificent Monticello which I will address in further detail in another blog. The friendship that these two figureheads developed over the years is captured in … Read the full article

Six Things I Cannot Live Without

My family: My husband Charles and my son David.   Teatro Olimpica, the last design by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. The Trompe l’Oeil onstage scenery designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi is incredible to me. The stage set gives the impression of long streets descending into the horizon. I could sit there for hours.  Talk about … Read the full article