Open Hearth Cooking: African American Foodways

February 13, 2022, 1:00 PM

Join the Durand-Hedden House and Chef Jesse Jones for an afternoon dedicated to African American foodways at our historic open hearth. Chef Jesse's culinary DNA was developed during childhood summers in North Carolina, where his grandmother's cast iron stove was the source of many memorable food experiences. Today, he continues to be influenced by her legacy, bridging past and present through interpreting classic southern dishes with French techniques. At Durand-Hedden he will explore these traditions with an engaging demonstration and presentation.

Visitors also can view an exhibit about African Americans who fought to get women the right to vote. Admission is free, but proof of vaccination and masks are required.

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Black History Domestic Arts

Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.


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