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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *** November 18, 2019 *Scrapple with Chef Adam Diltz Culinary Literacy Center Free Library of Philadelphia Learn how to make scrapple from scratch as well as the history of this pork dish and demystify the process of making scrapple. The evening will conclude with samples and a change to explore related Free Library materials. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scrapple-with-chef-adam-diltz-tickets-76095123563 $20
*** 6-8 p.m. November 20, 2019 *The Colonial Cooking Language: Then & Now! Deborah Peterson Souderton Area High School 7-8:30 p.m. When reading colonial area cookbooks, diaries, letters, journals, almanacs, and newspapers you often come upon such colorful phrases as "slime your tenches, to sword, to simper, scum it, a scrooge-end, to fry roaches, a pole, and dress your pinchcock." These are just a few of the words that can confuse a modern cook. Her program will help better understand the language shifts from then to now. Add to that the use of odd punctuation, measurements, and often difficult handwriting and the challenges become even greater. to Register, go to www.sace.soudertond.org or call 215-721-1551.
*** November 24, 2019 Early 19th Century Thanksgiving Allaire Village 4265 Atlantic Ave. Farmington, N.J. The event is free but to register go to www.allairevillage.org
*** November 25, 2019 Thanksgiving Dinner Demonstration and 18th Century Table Customs 2 p.m.-4p.m. Miller-Cory House 614 Mountain Road Westfield, N.J. $5 call 908-232-1776