From baking and boiling to harvesting and food preservation, early American “huswives” spent long hours preparing meals for their families. Visitors to Alden House Historic Site can explore, taste, and touch the foods of early New England in this talk at an authentic colonial hearthside as part of the Duxbury Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, September 17, 12-5 pm.
Eighteenth century hearth cooking expert Leslie Evans will present the period tools, cooking methods, recipes “receipts”, and preservation techniques of early America. Program is included as part of the Alden House tour and includes small bites of popular colonial dishes.
For more information, please visit duxburyfoodandwinefestival.org or alden.org. A National Historic Landmark, Alden House Historic Site explores the legacy of Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Mullins Alden and the heritage of the property through the centuries. Alden House Historic Site is located at 105 Alden Street, Duxbury.
Admission is $8 for adults; $5 students and children. Members free.