Kids can get a ‘taste’ of America
What does America taste like? Correspondence, art, and artifacts from Colonial Connecticut can tell us much, but the taste of our forefathers’ food and drink can only be discovered by venturing into history’s kitchen.
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 30, 11-12:30, students in grades 4 to 8 may attend a Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. On the last Saturday of each month, a class will gather to learn and follow a Colonial-era “receipt” (recipe) from the Connecticut region. First up are bannock cakes.
While the food cooks, they will also hear about Colonial manners, morals, and way of life. The topic of the discussion will be appropriate to the dish being prepared, such as Wilton’s farming legacy while cooking a vegetable dish.
Relatively simple dishes, adapted for modern kitchens, will be made with local, seasonal ingredients. All participants will sample their own cooking and take home recipe cards as well as any leftovers. Children will learn how a Colonial kitchen would have operated, the better to appreciate today’s modern conveniences.
The fee for member is $15; $25 for non-members. Register by emailing info@wiltonhistorical. org or call 203-762-7257.