Preparing a Fall Farmhouse Dinner with the Royal Bride: Woodstove Cooking Workshop

Saturday, September 16 9:00am – 1:30pm

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, steamed brown bread, and dessert. When all is ready they will move to the dining room to savor the meal they have prepared in the Hanford House’s dining room.

Workshop instructor, Pamela Cooley, has been cooking with wood for over 30 years and demonstrates and gives workshops in the Hanford House Kitchen. She has also presented woodstove and open hearth cooking classes at Genesee Country Village, Mumford, NY and the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY. This year she will be demonstrating butter making at the Bovina Farm Day and lecturing on and cooking dishes from the first American cookbook at Newlin Mills Museum in Pennsylvania. She is retired from the New York State Archives.

Cost $45 for Museum members, $55 for non-members (see our website for membership information).  

This workshop is limited to eight participants and is intended for ages 13 and up.

To register email or call Ryan Jones at [email protected] or 607-278-5744.  Registration closes Wednesday September 13.