April 28, 2019 Lydia Morris' Sweet Tooth and Entertaining Victorian Ladies Morris Arboretum HFSDV Vice President and Author Becky Diamond spoke on the Victorian traditions of throwing a tea party. We tasted sweet treats, and viewed Lydia Morris' manuscript cookbook as well as her original china used at her teas. Morris Arboretum archivist discussed the history of the Morris family and the means in which the Arboretum was able to secure, analysis and transcribe the cookbook. ***
November November 4, 2018 Moderate in Our Eat and Drink, Foodways at Historic Ephrata Cloisters Our annual meeting, held at the historic Eagle Tavern in Chester Springs, PA. was highlighted by a talk by Michael Showalter, Ephrata Cloister's Museum Educator, discussing the most intriguing ways food did and didn't play in the lives of those at Ephrata Cloisters and how founder Conrad Beissel used a variety of religious teaching -- many of which included abstention from most foods -- on which to base his new sect.
*** New HFSDV Board Officers Second Vice President/Programming Lin Schreiner, Membership Secretary Merle Plotkin and Treasurer Tony Shahan, were installed and Certificates of Appreciate were handed out to outgoing board members Second Vice President/Programming Cheryl Trozzi, Membership Secretary Carol Pollock and Treasurer Mark Trozzi for their service to the organization. Outgoing Webmaster Susan Luczu was also thanked for her long-time contribution of maintaining and updating our website.
September 23, 2018 Let's Churn, Clarify and Chew the Fat: Stories behind our long love affair with butter and ghee and our short flirtation with margarine and oleo with Sandeep Agarwal
Founding Member Clarissa Dillon pours a wee bit of her homemade concoctions after we heard from Marc Meltonville, Food Historian for England's Royal Palaces kitchens at our meeting in May, 2017.