Cast Iron Chef & Home Apothecary

Get a taste of early American foodways!



Photo courtesy of John R. Hurst

This is your opportunity to experience 18th century foodways first hand! “Apprentice” in the kitchen or the apothecary and be a part of the preparation of all the elements of an authentic winter meal, including beverages. At the end of the afternoon, join fellow participants and instructors for a fine meal to share the fruits of your labor.

Apprentices will have hands-on experience in the location of their choice and plenty of time to enjoy moving between the apothecary and the kitchen to gain a broad understanding of early American foodways. Light snacks and samples served throughout the day (BYO lunch if you like) with a full meal provided at the end of the afternoon. All receive a booklet containing recipes and information on 18th century dining, healing and tavern traditions, including our special tradition of sharing toasts around the table.

Discover the challenges of transcribing historic “receipts,” explore the medicinal uses of alcohol, and appreciate the challenges of a truly seasonal kitchen.

Participants should wear work clothes of primarily natural fibers, thick soled shoes and bring an apron and leather work gloves if you have them. Brewing and cooking in the historical manner require heavy lifting and working adjacent to the fire.

This is an adults (21+) only event.

Tickets must be purchased by 12 pm on Wednesday, January 17 to assure adequate provisions.

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