Registration for each of the programs will open about about a month before each event. (At that time, you can download the registration form and print out the page and mail it to register or click on the Eventbrite link at bottom of the form)
Sunday, February 24, 2019 Bound to the Fire: The Story of How Enslaved Cooks Fueled What We Eat Today Location: Historic Cliveden, Carriage House, 6401 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia 19144 and thank you to our program co-sponsor Historic Cliveden www.cliveden.org Speaker: Kelly Fanto Deetz, author of Bound to the Fire and Program Director at Stratford Hall, Stratford, VA.
Join us to hear Kelley Fanto Deetz, program director of Stratford Hall, VA., draw upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced study of the lives of enslaved plantation cooks from colonial times through emancipation and beyond. Dr. Deetz reveals how these men and women were literally “bound to the fire” as they lived and worked in plantation house kitchens. Following the talk, we will sample a host of period food inspired by Dr. Deetz’s book Bound to the Fire: The Story of How Enslaved Cooks Fueled What We Eat Today and then tour one of the region’s best example of Georgian architecture, home to seven generations of the influential Chew family and the site of the bloody Revolutionary Battle of Germantown. The site also has a unique interpretation of the evolution of kitchen life over the last 200 years with both the excavation of a 1767 kitchen dependency juxtaposed with a preserved 1959 kitchen the last Chew inhabitants installed. Dr. Deetz is a visiting assistant professor at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. and Research Associate with the James River Institute for Archaeology. She has designed exhibits and consulted on various films and documentary projects such as the 2016 film, Birth of a Nation. Schedule 10:00- 10:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee and Mary Randolph’s period Bread Fritters 10:30-11:30 Talk and Question and Answers 11:30-noon Tasting and Book Signing Noon to 1:00 p.m. Tour of Cliveden, A historic site administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Cost: $35 HFSDV members, $40 non-members
The visitor entrance is located through the gate on Morton Street. The Carriage House is located on the left. (For GPS location use: 98E Cliveden Street, Philadelphia. (on-street parking only).
*** 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 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 sources, food historian and author Becky Diamond will explain how entertaining and hosting teas from the Victorian ear to the early 20th Century was integral to the lives of middle and upper class Philadelphia ladies. The importance of sweets is well-documented, as is evidenced with the majority of the 125 recipes in Lydia's recipe book, categorized as "Sweet Cakes, Puddings and Desserts: Teas Cakes and Desserts of a Different Kind." Learn the social protocol of the time, how food was served, and the popular flavors and dishes. Afterward, participants will taste a variety of delicious concoctions prepared from Lydia's own recipes and other cookbooks of the time. $35 for members, $40 for non-members ***
Sunday, June 8, 2019 A Taste of Hungary: Tasting and Tour of Buccleuch. a 1739 Georgian Mansion Location: American Hungarian Foundation and Buccleuch Mansion, New Brunswick, N.J. Speaker: Susan Luczu, food historian
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Foodways of the Hessians: Talk and German Colonial Farm to Table Dinner Location: The Farm Cooking School, Titusville, N.J. Speaker: Peter Lubrecht, author of New Jersey Hessians: Truth and Lore in the American Revolution and Ian Knauer, former food editor Gourmet Magazine
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Soda-Pharma: Fountain Flavors from the Dawn of the Pharmaceutical Age Location: Franklin Fountain, Philadelphia Speaker: Laurel Burmeister, Shane's Confectionery Archivist
Saturday, October 5 A Revolution in Baking: Christopher Ludwick and Colonial Gingerbread Tasting Location: Historic Sugartown, Malvern, Pa. our program co-sponsor Speaker: Niel De Marino, the Georgian Baker
Sunday, December 7 HFSDV's 25th Anniversary Party & The Foods of the Centennial International Exhibition of 18976 and Their Legacy Location: Joseph Ambler Inn Speaker: William Woys Weaver, food historian, author of 16 books and HFSDV's first president