The Magic of Fire - Open Hearth Cooking

January 23, 2011, 1:00 PM

The Durand-Hedden House will welcome guest 18th century cook, Mercy Ingraham, to its kitchen fireplace. Together with Durand-Hedden’s historic chef, Irene Kosinski, Mercy will introduce visitors to fascinating new open hearth cooking techniques and seasonal foodways of the past, including boiled pudding, salted cod, chicken-on-a-string and assorted pickled provisions. Mercy lives in a 1750’s era house with a walk-in fireplace and is a popular teacher of Early American domestic arts.

Children can try their hand at old-fashioned cooking chores like kneading dough and making butter.

The popular exhibit, The Woman’s Club of Maplewood: A Century of Service to Country and Community will be on view.

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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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