Past Event

Historic Cooking Classes: 1850, 1900, 1930, 1950

A Road Scholar Program by Ellie Carlson

This was originally presented as a series of four weekly classes but can be produced as a single session. Elizabeth Carlson has researched cooking techniques, period appropriate ingredients, and recipes for four eras in American Homemaking history. She will present each session in costume. Recipes and ingredients reflect the time period, season of the year, and economic climate of the time. Changes in food preparation techniques, the enactment of food laws, and scientific discoveries regarding food safety are discussed. Participants make and consume the food for each session. Cookbooks are provided as take-away.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Noreen Bormet, Adult Service Manager, at 815.478.3987.