These are a listing of upcoming area 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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *** Saturday, January 25, 2020 6 p.m.-9 p.m. New Nordic Cuisine Reception and Pea Soup Supper American Swedish Historical Museum 1900 Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, PA. Warm up on a chilly winter’s night with a bowl of Swedish yellow pea soup and a cup of punsch combined with the modernity of new Swedish tilltuggoch efterrätt or Hors d'oeuvres and dessert. Attendees will have the opportunity to view our newest exhibition New Nordic Cuisine including exhibit talk by Curator Tova Brandt. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Register by phone or online by January 22nd. Americanswedish.org
*** February 8, 2020 Historic Candy Making at Pottsgrove Manor 11 a.m-3 p.m. Deborah Peterson* Pottsgrove Manor 100 West King Street Pottsgrove, Pa. Roll up your sleeves and join living history interpreters make 18th century candies and sweets at Pottsgrove Manor. 610-326-4014
February 13, 2020 The Newlin Series: "Hearth to Home: A History of the English Kitchen" Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Noted EnglishFood historian Marc Meltonville will give a talk titled, “Hearth to Home: A History of the English Kitchen,” inwhich he will discuss how the kitchen as we know it developed and evolved overtime. This talk will kick off the 2020 Newlin Series, offering in-depth looksat topics related to the theme of historic foodways. Pre-registrationis suggested for the lecture, which is $6 per person for Newlin Grist Mill members and $10 per person for non-members. Call the site at 610-459-2359 oremail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. *** February 15, 2020 Brewing Up History Newlin Grist Mill 10:00 am-3:00 pm Using reproduction 18th-century-style equipment, Newlin Grist Mill staff will demonstrate traditional beer brewing techniques. They will produce an authentic English ale that will be fermented and used for special programs onsite. The demonstration will be ongoing throughout the day and is free to the public. *** February 23, 2020 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Peter Wentz Farmstead Seasonal Foodways Debroah Peterson* Making Fastnachts in the Summer Kitchen Peter Wentz Farm 2030 Shearer Road Lansdale, PA.
*** March 7, 2020 4-7 p.m. Opening Reception for Deep Rivers -- How African Americans Waded through the Waters of Oppression to Achieve Greatness Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion 200 W Tulpehocken Street Philadelphia, PA. Opening Reception features actors portraying John Trower, the most prominent caterer in 19th century Philadelphia and Elixabeth Keckley, the former slave who became the dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln. Pianist Stephen Page performs music by Francis Johnson, the first African American composer to publish his compositions. Champagne and food sections from an 1890 Trower Careering menu are served to reception guests. $25 215-438-1861
March 16, 2020 1 p.m. Stenton Kitchen Program: The Art(facts) of Cooking: Colonial Kitchens, Archaeology & Cuisine; Looking at Kitchens and Service Spaces Stenton Deborah Peterson* Archaeologist Deborah Miller and food historian Deborah Peterson discuss Stenton's service wing and recovered artifacts. Kitchen Exhibition with mended archaeology. 4601 18th Street Philadelphia, PA. 215-329-7312 ***
March 21, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hands-on Hearth Cooking Class Susan McLellan Plaisted* Bolton Manor 85 Holly Drive Levittown, Pa. Class includes syllabus, snacks, participation in the preparation of an 18th century dinner meal and beverages with dinner. $75 send check to Heart to Hearth Cookery, P.O. Box 1162, Morrisville, PA. 19067
*** May 16, 2020 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Tasting Through Time: A Historic Dining Experience Newlin Grist Mill Park, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342, USA Explore history through your taste-buds! Participants will enjoy a five-course dinner with accompanying drinks while learning about the culinary traditions of the past. Cost: $60.00/person. You must be 21 years or older to attend. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 610.459.2359.