Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Carrot puffs and chicken surprise: Colonial Williamsburg shares 18th century recipes

Colonial Williamsburg recently added more 18th century recipes to their food blog. (Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG — What did Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents eat — and how did they cook it?

A dive into the recipes section of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s blog can reveal just that.

The historic foodways staff shared 18th-century recipes — including demonstration videos in 18th-century kitchens — then translated the recipes into 21st-century terms so you can try them in your kitchen.

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Four new recipes will hit the blog this month including Chicken Surprise and Carrot Pudding.

Check them out here, then tell us: what’s your favorite historic recipe?


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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