Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley
Dedicated to the Promotion and Understanding of Food History
Are you teaching a period cooking class?
Do you know of one in your area?
Send us the information so that we can post it here.
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!
May 13—9:30am-4pm Hearth Cooking Workshop
Instructor Clarissa Dillon @ the Thomas Massey House, Broomall, PA. Prepare and enjoy a mid-Spring meal at the Thomas Massey House. Registration: $35.00 per person; prepaid reservations are required to guarantee seating; seating is limited.
More Info: 610-642-4269.
May 21—10am-4pm Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
2nd Annual Middlesex County History Day— Sponsored by Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage at East Jersey Old Town Village, located at 1050 River Rd., Piscataway. NJ. Susan Luczu will be demonstrating open hearth cooking and discussing 18th c. food supplies and cooking methods. Info: 732-745-3030
June 16-18 (3 days) - ”Of Puddings, Cakes, Creams, Pyes, Whipt Syllabubs”
Hearth/Bake oven Class—Instructor—Niel De Marino— At Historic Eastfield Village, Nassau, NY; sponsored by the Historic Eastfield Foundation. A cooking class focusing on the brick wall oven and cast iron bake kettle methods. Advance registration required, fees apply. Class size is limited to 10 students. For more information: www.historiceastfield.org - see “Workshops” for complete information and registration form.
July 14-16—10am to 4pm— Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
Open House/at DAR Elias Van Bunschooten Museum & Annual ‘Christmas in July’ days, sponsored by Chinkchewunska Chapter DAR, 1067 Rte. 23, Wantage, NJ (4 mi. north of the town of Sussex). Susan Luczu will be demonstrating open hearth cooking & Colonial foodways on Saturday, July 15th. Info: 973-875-4058.
Sept. 8-10 (3 days) - ”At the Georgian Dinner Table”
Open Hearth cooking & Bake oven/Bake kettle Class—Instructor—Niel De Marino—At Historic Eastfield Village, Nassau, NY; sponsored by the Historic Eastfield Foundation. A cooking class focusing on open hearth, the brick wall oven and cast iron bake kettle methods. Advance registration required, fees apply. Class size is limited to 8 students. For more information: www.historiceastfield.org - see “Workshops” for complete information and registration form.
The Historic Eastfield Foundation offers many other workshops, including masonry, blacksmithing, textile skills, and others. See their website: www.historiceastfield.org
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Open Hearth Cooking Preparation
Photo courtesy of Susan Luczu
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Cooking Hearth at Durand-Hedden House—Maplewood, NJ
Photos courtesy of Susan Luczu