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.
*Susan McLellan Plaisted Hearth Cooking February 2, 2019 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, Readington Township, N.J. A complete 18th Century dinner will be prepared. No experience necessary, Susan will accommodate beginners to advanced hearth cooks. $70.00 Send check or money order made payable to Heart to Hearth Cookery to Susan McLellan Plaisted, P.O. Box 1162, Morrisville, Pa 19067.
Pepper Pot Soup: Changing the City February, 16, 2019 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia Chef Kurt Evans will make pepper pot soup and discuss its historical context related to race, class and culture in our Changing City. $15.00 www.freelibrarycook.eventbrite.com
*** *Deborah Peterson Making Fastnachts in the Summer Kitchen February 23, 2019 Peter Wentz Farmstead 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale, Pa. 610-584-5104
Walt Whitman Birthday Cake Bake-Off University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt Dietrich Library, Kislak Center for Special Collections February 26, 2019 Help decide which local bakery will have the honor of making Whitman's 200th birthday cake. the winning cake will be featured at Whitman's birthday poetry reading at City Hall on May 31, 2019 Contestants will be judged on designed, taste and creativity. Nick Malgieri, pastry chef and author will head the team of judges (that will include our own HFSDV president Dan Macey).
*** Through February 28, 2019 Exhibition -- 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
*** Thousand Dollar Dinner with *Author Becky Diamond and *Chef Adam Diltz March 11, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Center, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia Diamond will discuss the historic 17-course dinner that was served by Philadelphia Chef James Parkinson in 1958. Chef Diltz will recreate some of the dishes for tasting at the talk. $25 without a copy of Diamond's book $45 with copy of the book www.eventbrite.com
*** *Susan McLellan Plaisted Hearth Cooking Class March 16, 2019 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Bolton Mansion, Levittown, PA A complete 18th Century dinner will be prepared at the hearth. $70.00 Send check or money order made payable to Heart to Hearth Cookery to Susan McLellan Plaisted, P.O. Box 1162, Morrisville, PA. 19067
*** The Art(facts) of Cooking: Colonial Kitchens, Archaeology & Cuisine 1:00 p.m. March 16, 2019 Deborah Miller and * Deborah Peterson Stenton, 4601 N. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-329-7312
*** Craft Chocolate Overload: Workshop and Tasting Kevin Paschall, head Chocolate Maker, Shane Confectionery 1:00-2:30 p.m. May 5, 2019 Morris Arboretum This class will trace the human consumption of cacao from the ancient Mayans to modern chocolate while exploring the history of cacao farming, harvesting and brewing. A chocolate tea based on a 17th century recipe from Antonio Colminero de Ledesma's Chocolate: or. An Indian Drinke with ground cacao nibs and historical botanicals. Three other varieties of historical chocolates made by Shane Confectionery will also be served. $40 Arboretum members, $45 non-members 215-247-5777, ext 125
*** Whitman at 200: Tea Party with Pastry Chef Nick Malgieri May 14, 2019 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Free Library of Philadelphia, Culinary Literacy Center 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia. Pa. Celebrate Whitman's 200th Birthday with Malgieri who will make three baked treats from the 19th century as part of the tea party to celebrate the author. $15 www.freelibrarycook.eventbrite.com