Historic Deerfield Hearth Cooking: Trip Report 3/5/16

The Open Hearth in Hall Tavern with fire under a pot of water

One of the best ways to spend a blustery cold New England Saturday morning is standing in front of a warm fire, learning how people cooked in the 18th century. Kate is a devoted member of Historic Deerfield and won me over by suggesting we might be the only people there under the age of 60.

Churning Butter

It was great. It was like camping but in doors. I liked that we were working from a specific author and text- Hannah Glasse’s The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy because it grounded our experiments and gave us something to build on in the future.

Instructor with Bean Pot
I put cloves in an onion
Fancy reflector oven with Beef Olives ready for roasting

Cost of course: $55

Highly Recommended. I can’t wait to go camping and practice some hearth skills and for Scott and Kate to buy a colonial home so that we can start shooting video for our web series. Just need a catchy title.


Author: Emily

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