17th Century Cooking Class? Heck Yes!
Recently, I posted on Facebook about a 17th Century Hearth Cooking class that looked interesting – and amazingly, the lady in charge of teaching the class got in touch with me and offered to let me come to the class in exchange for doing a blog post about it.
Um, Heck yeah!
Now, here’s a few things you need to know – first, I just wanted to tell you all about the class. If you’re signed up for the newsletter (and you should totally do that – just go HERE and sign up in the spot on the main page!) you’ve already seen a little bit.
If you have any interest in historical cooking, then this class is pretty cool. First, we get to cook in a historic house’s kitchen. That in and of itself is a pretty awesome opportunity that few people are going to get to have. Here’s a picture of the hearth in the kitchen that we’ll be using:
I may do a lot of geeking out over this part, I admit.
Here’s the description from the class information:
Participants will be able to enjoy the tastes and aromas of the past while learning historic cooking techniques. Bake bread in a cast-iron oven, roast chicken over the fire, make cheese from cow’s milk, simmer vegetables and fresh-made broth a delicious and filling soup, and blend fresh herbs and greens for the best salad ever!
This class will be held in an original brick kitchen from the early 19th century.
If you’re interested in taking the class (and you totally should! You can check out the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/434661987216818/ or directly on her website here: https://17thcvirginiacook.wixsite.com/workshops/outline
Then during the class, you learn to make cheese, bread, soup, roast meat, and more. You also get copies of the recipes that you can use at home. What’s not to like here?
If you want to do something really unique for a weekend and you love food and history, this is a great opportunity. And don’t worry – I’m doing it at Chippokes, but she does these all over the state!
I’ll have a full blog about the whole event after I go in a few weeks, and there will be a vlog too. (I’m committed to this YouTube thing – wish me luck!)
If you have been or are planning to attend, let me know in the comments. And if you’ll be there on March 14 with me, please let me know and say hi!