For those who have followed my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I’m in love with historic recipes. I’m particularly fond of Mary Randolph’s The Virginia Housewife, namely because I am a Virginian Housewife.
The Virginia Housewife is the first cookbook written and published in the US. Published in 1860, it was the first attempt at organizing and standardize the recipes of the time.
Here is my interpretation of her simple, rustic recipe for onion soup.