April 28, 2019 1:00-3:00 p.m. Lydia Morris's Sweet Tooth and Entertaining Victorian Ladies
Registration for each of the programs will open about about a month before each event.
Sunday, April 28, 2019 Lydia Morris' Sweet Tooth and Entertaining Victorian Ladies: A Talk and Tasting 1:00-3:00 p.m. Location: Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, Bloomfield Farm Horticulture Center on Northwestern Road, Chestnut Hill, PA. our program co-sponsor Speaker: Becky Diamond, Author of Mrs. Goodfellow: The Story of America's First Cooking School and The Thousand Dollars Dinner: America's First Great Cookery Challenge and HFSDV Vice President
Using Lydia Morris’ own handwritten cookbook from 1883 and other Victorian cookery sources, food-historian and author Becky Diamond will explain how entertaining and hosting teas during the Victorian era and into the early 20th century was integral to the lives of middle and upper-class Philadelphia ladies. The importance of sweets during this era is well-documented, as is evidenced with the majority of the 125 recipes in Lydia’s book categorized as “Sweet Cakes, Puddings and Desserts, Tea Cakes and Desserts of a Different Kind”. Several folks who have worked with this original manuscript with also share their research and findings. Learn about the social protocol of the time, how food was served, and the popular flavors and dishes. Afterward we will taste a variety of delicious concoctions prepared from Morris’s own recipes and other period cookbooks.
With a background in journalism and library studies, Becky Libourel Diamond has had a varied career combining writing and research. Diamond’s two books are Mrs. Goodfellow: The Story of America’s First Cooking School and, The Thousand Dollar Dinner.
Cost: $35 HFSDV & Arboretum member, $40 non-member (Please respond by Monday, April 18) To Register: Call the Morris Arboretum, Department of Education at 215-247-5777 x125
And indicate you are an HFSDV member and pay via credit card on the phone or send a check payable to: Morris Arboretum & indicate that you are a member by writing HFSDV in the memo section of your check. Addressed to: Morris Arboretum, Dept of Ed. 100 East Northwestern Ave., Phila. Pa 19118 Contact Lin Schreiner, Program Chair, at Schreiners45@gmail.com with questions.
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