These are a listing of upcoming Hearth Cooking and Historic Foodways classes in our area. Those with an * are taught by our members. Hearth Cooking classes and demonstrations are generally held in the cooler Fall/Winter and Spring/early Summer months Contact the sponsoring organization for further details and registration information-- before heading to an event!
Guidelines for ALL Cooking classes and Workshops: Plan to wear clothing made from natural fibers, as you will be around open flames. These include cotton, linen, and wool. Stay away from garments containing polyester, nylon, acrylic and Lycra. ALSO—suggested that you wear closed-toed SHOES.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Clarissa Dillon Spices November 8, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Chadds Ford Historical Society Tavern Night at the Barns-Brinton House in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
*** *Judith Krall-Russo “Food, Fashion, and Tea from Jane Austen to Queen Victoria” November 10 -- 2:00 - 3:00 PM Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert H. Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039 For more information and reservation call 973-992-4600 x-239.
*** November 12 -- From Cooking Pot to Melting Pot: New Jersey's Diverse Foodways Exhibit opens Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries’ new exhibition From Cooking Pot to Melting Pot: New Jersey’s Diverse Foodways will open November 12, 2018 at Alexander Library. The opening will feature a presentation by Carla Cevasco of the Rutgers Department of American Studies, historian of food in colonial America and author of the forthcoming Violent Appetites: Hunger, Natives and Settlers in the Northern Borderlands. From Cooking Pot to Melting Pot is one of the first events in Transcultural NJ Revisited 2018-2020, a two-year, statewide celebration of local and global cultures in the Garden State under the auspices of Rutgers’ Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. Exhibit runs from November 12, 2018 - February 28, 2019 www.libraries.rutgers.edu
*** November 17—9:30am-3pm—Open Hearth Cooking Workshop Open Hearth Cook *Margaret Quinn will be leading a workshop at Peachfield Plantation, 180 Burrs Rd., Westampton, NJ. Dishes will include seasonal foods, and the cooks will partake of the food they prepared. A full menu and list of supplies you should bring will be provided upon registration. Fee: $45pp—Pre-registration is REQUIRED. More info: 609-267-6996
November 17 -- Food and Fun Fair 10 a.m.-6 p.m. An All-Day Celebration of Food and History Historical Society of Pennsylvania A celebration of Philadelphia's vibrant food culture, with vendors, activities and lectures happening throughout the day! We'll learn about the history of chocolate, explore wild plants and native harvests and translate historical recipes for the modern cook. 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Food Fair After Hours 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. $25 includes fair and evening event www.hsp.org/foodfair
*** Nov. 18 – 11:00 am-2:00 pm – Colonial Beer Brewing Demonstration Join the brewer in the summer kitchen as he follows the traditional practice to brew a 2 gallon batch of house beer. Ingredients, types of beer and the process of brewing will be covered, along with the history of beer making in the 18th Century and a discussion of why people drank. ***
December 26-31 -- Trenton's Patriots Week www.barracks.org
March 16, 2019 -- 1:00 p.m. -- The Art(facts) of Cooking: Colonial Kitchens, Archaeology & Cuisine Deborah Miller and * Deborah Peterson Stenton, 4601 N. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-329-7312