Conversations at the Washington Library is a weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.

The Proof of the Pudding will be in the Eating

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Library research fellow and world-renowned chef Justin Cherry to discuss his research topic, The Impact of George Washington's Mount Vernon in 18th Century Foodways.

Justin Cherry is the Chef/Owner of Half Crown Bakehouse, a mobile 18th-century clay oven that specializes in colonial foodways. He also works for Husk Restaurant in Charleston, SC. An avid participant in living history of both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, he draws from his deep passion for history. Independent research and onsite archival work has lead him to become exceedingly knowledgeable on colonial foodways and grains of the 18th-century. His work at Mount Vernon will investigate the impact of George Washington’s Mount Vernon in 18th-century foodways.

Kevin C. Butterfield is the new Executive Director of the Washington Library. He comes to Mount Vernon from the University of Oklahoma, where he served as the Director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage and Constitutional Studies Program, holding an appointment as the Wick Cary Professor and Associate Professor of Classics and Letters.

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