Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley

Dedicated to the Promotion and Understanding of Food History

Welcome to the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley

If food is your passion then this is the place for you!  The Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley (HFSDV) is a group of individuals and institutions dedicated to the promotion and understanding of food and its place and contributions in history.  Members are food lovers who wish to share, not only their love of food,  but their passion with other like minded folks.  Focusing mainly on 17th through the 19th century cooking,  the Foodways Society sponsors programs throughout the year including visits and lectures to historic sites as well as our Annual Meeting held each November. 

The Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley (HFSDV) began in October of 1994, when thirty men and women came together to preserve the rich foodways culture of the Delaware Valley.  Since that first meeting, our membership has continued to grow.  Membership includes individuals from South Carolina to New York State and Michigan to Connecticut (and everywhere in between). We are fortunate to live in a wide area that is culturally diverse and historically endowed. 

The Society provides its members with informational programs four times a year, a quarterly newsletter, and an opportunity for people who are interested in culinary culture to gather and learn from experts and from each other.  Many historic sites throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been hosts for our meetings and have  helped to advance our understanding of foodways from the perspective of the host site and its cultural surroundings.

Vermicella Pudding

From “The Art of Cookery” - Hanna Glasse (1747)

Hand made vermicelli/vermicelli pasta; butter, egg, crumbs

and spices in the custard with a butter paste base.

Workshop at the Tavern in Historic Eastfield Village 

- June 2014 -

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