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Striking While the Iron is Hot: Biltmore’s Blacksmith

Posted on 11/16/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

Did you know America’s largest home has a resident blacksmith? A typical day for Biltmore blacksmith Steve Schroeder is spent demonstrating traditional techniques, telling guests stories,...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Mince Pie

Posted on 11/16/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(2)

We asked Biltmore Chef Spencer Hilgeman to create recipes inspired from the archival 1904 menu book for a modern Thanksgiving celebration. This final video on our three-part series details a mince...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Roast Turkey

Posted on 11/16/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(1)

We asked Biltmore Chef Spencer Hilgeman to create recipes inspired from the archival 1904 menu book for a modern Thanksgiving celebration. This second video on our three-part series details a...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Oysters on the 1/2 Shell

Posted on 11/15/2016 by Sharon Bell

In Biltmore's Archives, a cherished diary detailing menus for luncheons and dinners served between Sepember 27 and December 31, 1904 is safely stored. Kept by estate cook Ester Anderson,...

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Tracking, Polishing, Repairing: Behind the Scenes of Christmas at Biltmore

Posted on 11/14/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(5)

To say that decorating for Christmas at Biltmore is an enormous task would be an understatement. Of course, the amount of décor brought into the house is staggering, but have you ever...

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