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 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 with the bake oven being fired. $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
*** Lunch with the Landis Brothers March 16 Enjoy an interactive lunch experience, dining with Henry and George Landis at the historic Landis Valley House Hotel. A tour of the brothers' most prized collection pieces is included. Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum www.landisvalleymuseum.org 717-569-0401
Marc Meltonville Food Historian March 23, 2019 2:00 p.m. Historic Royal Palaces, London England What's a Town without Mills? Understanding a 1000-year-old relationship in an English Village Join English historian Marc Meltonville as he explores how a town in Buck County, England grew up around its mills. In this presentation, Meltonville will discuss the ways in which a mill shaped the development of an English village over the course of nearly 1,000 years, from the Doomsday Book of 1086 to the present day. Rachel Kohl Library Glen Mills, Pa. Free
*** Brewing Up History at Newlin Grist Mill March 25-March 30, 2019 Ongoing from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Using grain ground in the water-powered 1704 grist mill and reproduction 18th-century-style equipment, Newline Grist Mill staff will work with Twin Lakes Brewing and food historian Mark Meltonville to produce an authentic English ale. Daily activities include" Malt grinding in the Mill; Millwright's Shop open; Bake oven demonstrations behind the Miller House; brewing in the Trimble House kitchen Free
*Judith Krall-Russo Women and Tea in the Victoria Era 11:00 a.m. March 30, 2019 Brick, N.J. Branch Library 732-477-4513
*** *William Woys Weaver Philadelphia and the Caribbean Connection: Seeds as Cultural Artifacts -- Foods as Social Narrative April 27, 2019 9 a.m.-noon as part of the Foodways of the Diaspora: Afro-Caribbean Culinary Traditions and Evolution Dorance Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprise 310 South 48th Street, Philadelphia in connection with the National Parks Service, the African American Museum and Independence Historical Trust. Free
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
*** *Deborah Peterson Women in Trade June 9 2 p.m. Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center Not all women stayed at home as housewives. By using tax records, newspapers, diaries, ledgers and journals, we can tell that a surprising number of women were recorded as being independent tradespeople. 215-493-4076 to register