Deborah Peterson, one of our area’s top experts on historic foodways (visit her website for all sorts of interesting information and products), has sent me an announcement of a great event for the historical set – Registration is now open for “Meat…for the use of the table,” a symposium on Saturday, February 27 (9:00am – 7:30pm), at Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville , PA.
This will be a full day of engaging speakers presenting on topics sure to interest those involved with open-hearth cooking, historic sites, or 18th century everyday life.
~ Of Turtles, Catfish, & Other Great Philadelphia Foods: The Archaeology of Philadelphia ‘s Culinary Past, 1750-1850 – Teagan Schweitzer, Ph.D. candidate- Univ. of Penn. Learn about the foods people actually ate and how they obtained and prepared these foods in colonial and federal Philadelphia based on archaeological evidence and documentary research.
~ Domestic Animals in Colonial North America– Barbara Corson, VMD. Gain a better understanding of the domesticated animals typically found on farms in the Colonies during the 18th century.
~ Double Session: 18th & 19th Century Hog & Beef Butchering and Meat Preservation Before Refrigeration– Dave Miller, Historian & Butcher. This double session will explore the varied history of large animal butchering and general meat preservation typical in this region during the 18th and 19th centuries.