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Learn To Cook Dishes From Colonial Times At Wilton Historical Society

Leslie Nolan, executive director of the Wilton Historical Society, stands in front of the society's herb garden. The Wilton Historical Society is holding a colonial cookery and customs for kids program. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Wilton Historical Society is holding a colonial cookery and customs for kids program. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Historical Society will be offering a Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop on the last Saturday of each month where kids can learn and follow a Colonial-era “reciept” (recipe) from the Connecticut region.

The class is open to children in grades 4-8. The first workshop will be Saturday, Jan. 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

While the food cooks, the class will also hear about Colonial manners, morals, and ways of life, says Leslie Nolan, executive director of the Wilton Historical Society.

The topic of the discussion will be appropriate to the dish being prepared, such as a discussion of Wilton‘s farming legacy while cooking a vegetable dish.

The workshops will feature relatively simple dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients. The recipes used will be adapted for modern kitchens. This is done for safety reasons, and also so that the attendees can recreate their meals at home.

All participants will sample their own cooking and take home recipe cards--as well as any leftovers.

The children will learn how a Colonial kitchen would have operated in order to appreciate the modern conveniences everyone take for granted.

During the first session, the children will make bannock cakes.

The cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Space is limited. Please register by contacting info@wiltonhistorical.org or calling 203-762-7257.

For more information, click here .

The Wilton Historical Society is at 224 Danbury Road/Route 7.

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