Programs At Hanford Mills Museum

A Fall Farmhouse Meal with the Royal Bride: Woodstove Cooking Workshop

Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn the basics of cooking with wood and enjoy locavore dining 1920s-style. Using seasonal ingredients, typical techniques common in the early 20th century (baking, steaming, and stove-top cooking), and recipes from cookbooks in use in the 1920s, participants will use the Hanford House’s Royal Bride cookstove to prepare chicken, side-dishes, salad, breads, and two special desserts including Empire State Cake. When all is ready they will move to the dining room to savor the meal they have prepared.

The cost for the Wood-Fired Cook Stove Workshop is $45 for Museum members, $60 for non-members.  Register for the workshop online, by calling 607-278-5744, or by emailing brendanp@hanfordmills.orgThe deadline to register is September 2.

All workshops are limited to eight participants and are intended for ages 13 and up. Handouts with recipes and cook stove tips will be provided.

The instructor, Pamela Cooley, has been cooking with wood for over 21 years and frequently demonstrates and gives workshops at Hanford Mills. She has also done woodstove and open hearth cooking classes at Genesee Country Village, Mumford, NY and the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown. She is retired from the New York State Archives.