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, 9, 2019 *Hearth Cooking Susan McLellan Plaisted Boulton Mansion Levittown, PA 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. A complete 18th Century Dinner will be prepared at the hearth. $75.00 send check to: Heart to Hearth Cookery, PO Box 1162, Morrisville, PA. 19067
*** *Open Hearth Cooking Workshop November 9, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Margaret Quinn Peachfield 180 Burrs Road Westampton, N.J. Joins us for a hands-on workshop to learn advanced cooking methods on the open hearth. Presenter Margaret Quinn will lead participants in the preparation of authentic Colonial food, with samples provided. Admission is $45 per person. Prepaid registration is required as space is limited. Please make checks payable to: NSCDA-NJ and mail to Peachfield, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060. We can be reached at (609) 267-6996, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event takes place at Peachfield, 180 Burrs Road in Westampton, the Headquarters of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey.
*** 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