Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley

Dedicated to the Promotion and Understanding of Food History

Cooking Classes

 

Are you teaching a period cooking class?

Do you know of one in your area?

Send us the information so that we can post it here.

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!

 

2018—Cooking Classes/Workshops:

 

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.

 

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Sept. 9—1pm—4pm   Demonstration

“Open Hearth Cooking”—presented by Deborah Peterson at the Reading Museum’s Bouman Stickney Farmhouse, 114 Dreahook Rd., Stanton, NJ 08885—more info:

908-236-2327

 

August 13-15 (3 days) - Open Hearth Cooking Class

”A First Course in Hearth Cooking” —Instructor—Steve Frysinger At Historic Eastfield Village, Nassau, NY; sponsored by the Historic Eastfield Foundation.  A cooking class focusing on the art of the cooking fire, meals using historical recipes and techniques, seasonal availability of foodstuffs.  Ingredients included, students will eat what they prepare.  Advance registration required; Class size is limited to 8 students.  Fee: $350/pp; For more information: www.historiceastfield.org  - see “Workshops” for complete information and registration form.

 

Oct. 5-7 (3 days) - ”At the Georgian Dinner Table”

Open Hearth cooking & Bake oven/Bake kettle Class—Instructor—Niel De MarinoAt Historic Eastfield Village, Nassau, NY; sponsored by the Historic Eastfield Foundation. A cooking class focusing on open hearth, the brick wall oven and cast iron bake kettle methods.  Advance registration required, fees apply.  Class size is limited to 6 students. For more information: www.historiceastfield.org  - see “Workshops” for complete information and registration form.

 

The Historic Eastfield Foundation offers many other workshops, including masonry, blacksmithing, textile skills, and others.  See their website: www.historiceastfield.org

 

Nov. 17—9:30am-3pmOpen 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

 

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INTERESTING INFORMATION:

 

NEW BOOK PUBLISHED:

 

Nawal Nasrallah of Salem, NH has recently announced the publication of her latest English translation of the 14th c. Egyptian cookbook: 

 

“Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table”

(Arabic title: Kanz al-Fawa’id, by Brill)

 

The Book is available NOW!  Further information available at her website:

https://egyptianmedievalcookbook.wordpress.com/

 

 

IF you are traveling and/or looking for a cooking class

check out these websites:

 

 

Website link of interest for Cooking Classes:

 

http://historiccookingschool.com/historic-cooking-classes/

Hearth Cooking Set-up and Supplies

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Updated Aug 9, 2018

 

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Fall - 2018