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Grave of Mary Randolph at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, in the United States.

Mary Randolph (9 August 1762 – 23 January 1828) was an American author. She is known for writing The Virginia House-Wife (1824), one of the most influential housekeeping and cook books of the nineteenth century. She was the first recorded person to be buried at what became Arlington National Cemetery,[1] and was a cousin of Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis, wife to George Washington Parke Custis, Arlington's builder.

Mary's paternal ancestors included Pocahontas, the youngest daughter of Chief Powhatan and her English-born husband, John Rolfe. Randolph was the daughter of Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–1794), a member of the Virginia Convention of 1776, and his first wife, Anne Cary Randolph. Her twelve siblings included Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (1768–1828), son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson, who served in the House of Representatives from 1803 until 1807 and as governor of Virginia from 1819 through 1822; and Virginia Randolph Cary (1786-1852), who wrote Letters on Female Character, Addressed to a Young Lady, on the Death of Her Mother (1828).

Mary Randolph married her cousin, David Meade Randolph, of Chesterfield County, Virginia, in December 1780. Moldavia, their Richmond City home, became a center of Federalist Party social activity.

Randolph's influential housekeeping book The Virginia House-Wife (1824) went through many editions until the 1860s. Randolph tried to improve women's lives by limiting the time they had to spend in their kitchens. The Virginia House-Wife included many inexpensive ingredients that anyone could purchase to make impressive meals. Besides popularizing the use of more than 40 vegetables, Randolph's book also introduced to the southern public dishes from abroad, such as gazpacho.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:22:30 -0800

20141203_FOOD_COVER_09. Mark Gormus. MARY RANDOLPH'S TAVERN BISCUITS from Heather McDonough. Advertisement. Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:30 pm. Recipe: Mary Randolph's Tavern Biscuits. Mary Randolph's Tavern Biscuits.

Daily Press (blog)

Daily Press (blog)
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0800

Although the tomato was not native to Virginia, it was introduced to the colony in the 18th century, and a recipe for catsup can be found in “The Virginia Housewife,” a cookbook by Mary Randolph written in 1824. The recipe for Mad Mary's Tomato Catsup ...
Sheridan Media (press release)
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 02:30:00 -0800

Mary Randolph, Director of the Wyoming Main Street Program with the Wyoming Rural Development Council, spoke to the Buffalo City Council at a recent meeting on the Main Street Program and also to announce her pending retirement from the organization ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
Mon, 05 May 2014 09:46:51 -0700

Mary Randolph Carter is an author, photographer, designer and longtime creative director for Ralph Lauren. She is the author of "Never Stop to Think... Do I Have a Place for This," "A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of Misspent Life," "For the Love of ...
Buffalo Bulletin
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:22:30 -0800

Mary Randolph, Wyoming Main Street, explained the history of the Main Street program in Wyoming and stated Buffalo had been a part of the Main Street program for 6 years. Randolph thanked Council for supporting the program and announced she would ...

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:41:08 -0800

... including "Martha Washington's Booke of Cookery," a collection of family recipes that had been passed down to the future first lady; "The Virginia House-wife" by Mary Randolph; and "What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking," one of the ...

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:22:30 -0800

We loved a modern adaptation of the historic Mary Randolph's Tavern Biscuits as well as bite-sized, glazed shortbread morsels made with hard apple cider. But to throw something new into the contest this year, we allowed you, the readers, to vote for ...

New York Times

New York Times
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:20:34 -0700

The look was second nature to Mary Randolph Carter, the Ralph Lauren executive who codified it in her 1988 design and entertaining book, “American Family Style,” which was photographed at her Upper East Side apartment as well as at Muskettoe Pointe ...

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