Join us as Dennis Picard, a local “living history” expert and museum professional, demonstrates how to cook a Colonial Thanksgiving dinner featuring chicken (much more common than turkey historically), Hasty Pudding, and roasted root vegetables at the hearth in the Whitman Tavern! Perfect for beginners and a treat for the gastronome in your life, spend the afternoon learning hands on or sit back and observe. Dennis will share anecdotes about New England Colonial life while demonstrating how to start a fire and cook on the hearth. At the end of the session sample the results. Bring an apron and your appetite!
Foodways at Stanley-Whitman House
Food in Colonial times was much different compared to what we eat today. Religious beliefs, traditions, geography, growing season, harvest, and cooking methods all played a role in what was available and how much was eaten with each region developing their own unique dietary habits.