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Cooking & Gardening

Discover traditional cooking and gardening with cookbooks and gardening books from Colonial Williamsburg! Cook a historical recipe from Colonial Williamsburg's taverns and historic foodways program, get tips on entertaining the Williamsburg way and grow a natural garden using 18th-century methods that work in harmony with the natural world.

  • A Taste of Virginia | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    A Taste of Virginia

    A Taste of Virginia: Through the Garden Gate booklet is the perfect gift for anyone who loves Virginia and cooking. Recipes include Garden Week strawberry shortcake, the rich summertime flavor of Chesapeake Bay crab soufflé, Molly's Brunswick...
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  • Fortnum & Mason: Time for Tea | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Fortnum & Mason: Time for Tea

    Fortnum & Mason has nearly as much experience of selling tea as Britain has of drinking it – some three centuries’ worth, in fact, since the early eighteenth century. Time for Tea by Tom Parker Bowles is a fun and deeply...
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  • A History of Tea | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    A History of Tea

    As the world's most popular beverage, tea has fascinated us, awakened us, motivated us, and calmed us for well over two thousand years. A History of Tea tells the compelling story of the rise of tea in Asia and its eventual spread to the West and beyond...
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  • Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop

    Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop

    Gingerbread cookies and other goodies from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop bring back delicious memories for generations of Williamsburg visitors. In this cookbook, original recipes from rare 18th-century cookbooks are presented side-by-side with their...
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  • The Williamsburg Cookbook

    The Williamsburg Cookbook

    Once tasted, the food of Williamsburg is not forgotten. Visitors return again and again for Chowning Tavern's Brunswick Stew, Christiana Campbell's Spoon Bread, the Williamsburg Inn's Breast of Turkey Supreme and countless other delicacies. In this...
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  • Plants of Colonial Williamsburg

    Plants of Colonial Williamsburg

    This guide to the plants in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens describes and discusses two hundred flowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs. The historical background of each plant links it with the colonial period. Brief biographies of early plantsmen explain the...
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  • Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Rediscover our American botanical heritage with this chronicle of the history and cultivation of 56 species of colonial flowers and herbs. Researched and written by master gardener Lawrence Griffith, curator of plants for The Colonial Williamsburg...
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  • Holiday Fare

    Holiday Fare Cookbook

    Hot Cranberry Wassail! Cheese and Chive Crisps! Buttery Rum Pumpkin Pie! Sixty easy-to-follow recipes from Executive Chef John Gonzales Holiday-Fare Cookbook update the favorite delicious tastes of Colonial Williamsburg's recipes. Features •60+...
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  • Botany - A Naturalist's Notebook - cover Botany - A Naturalist's Notebook - inside view

    Botany - A Naturalist's Notebook

    Whether you make observations close to home (how does your garden grow?) or keep detailed, accurate field notes for your Journal of Researches (like Darwin!), take along this Botany - A Naturalist's Notebook. Make at least one discovery every day! 48...
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  • The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook

    It's six o'clock, stomachs are rumbling and suddenly you have a yearning for the Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Flounder you enjoyed at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. No problem. Pull out The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook, roll up your sleeves, and in an...
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