Known as Virginia’s best cook, Mary Randolph published a recipe book called The Virginia House-wife in 1824. She was known for combining “knowledge of English cooking with native Indian [and African] food influences”. In this blog post, a Monticello culinary historian recreates one of Randolph’s recipes: fried potatoes. Mary Randolph was the first person buried in Arlington Cemetery. She was a descendant of Pocahontas and relative of Thomas Jefferson. For more information about her, click here.