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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 12, 2020 Herb of the Year: Brambles 6-8 p.m. Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum 1605 Daniel Bray Highway, Lambertville, N.J. Adam Dusen, of Hundred Fruit Farm The Herb Society of America -- Delaware Valley Unit Program While brambles are rightly well known for their exquisite flavor, they also have a rather prickly reputation. This will be a talk and presentation focused on the practical aspects of growing Rubus brambles organically. Soup and Salad will be served $15 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 17, 2020 A Taste of Cacao: The Mt. Vernon Way 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Susan McClellan Plaisted* Mercer Museum Doylestown, PA. Commemorate President's Day in the historic log house outside of the Mercer Museum with food historian Susan Plaisted as she prepares taco tea and hot chocolate, favorites of America's first president. free with museum admission
February 19, 2020 Favorite Foods and Libations of Past Presidential Families 1 p.m. Judith Krall-Russo* Mount Laurel Library 100 Walt Whitman Ave. Mt. Laurel, N.J. 08050 856-234-7319
February 22, 2020 Remedies from the Kitchen 4 p.m. Judith Krall-Russo* Old Bridge Public Library Old Bridge Plaza Old Bridge, N.J. 08857 732-721-5600
*** February 23, 2020 Peter Wentz Farmstead Seasonal Foodways 10:00 a.m.-3 p.m. Debroah Peterson* Making Fastnachts in the Summer Kitchen Peter Wentz Farm 2030 Shearer Road Lansdale, PA.
February 27, 2020 Tea Rooms and Taverns 1 p.m. Judith Krall-Russo* Georgian Court University The Mansion 600 LAkewood Avenue Lakewood, N.J. 08701 732-987-2255 $28.00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610.459.2359.
April 3, 2020 5th Annual American Whiskey Convention Independence Seaport Museum 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Interact with whisky experts, distillers, maltsers and farmers and features a wide variety of whiskey made from different grains, varying ages, production processes and taste profiles. The American Whiskey Convention is produced by the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation, which is committed to promoting the role and history of local small farming. http://www.americanwhiskeyconvention.com 267-930-0200 $100 general admission ticket
October 3, 2020 Historic Foods Fall Harvest Festival Newlin Grist Mill Park 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The 18th century comes alive during this annual event, with the sights sounds and smells of colonial America. HFSDV will be demonstrating historic recipe ingredients and members will be among the historic foodways interpreters. Free admission, $5.00 per car.