Hamilton event teaches centuries-old cooking techniques

December 9, 2016 by  

A unique cookery class has been planned for Hamilton’s Dundurn National Historic Site that will teach people how to utilize 19th century recipes and techniques in their very own kitchen.

The Historic cooking demonstration will see cooks in authentically styled clothing demonstrate cooking methods and recipes that were popular in the community in the 1800s. Most of them are basic and use simple ingredients from the locality and will be cooked over a cast iron wood stove.

As the dishes slowly cook or bake, participants will be given a special tour of the building’s cellar, which was once the heart of Sir Allan MacNab’s home. When they are read to taste, it will be time to sample the soups that have been prepared to find out why so many people have enjoyed them for so long. Comb binding can be utilized to create simple bound cookbooks of recipes for each participant to take away with them so they can try them at home in their own kitchen.

The Stock Exchange Cooking Demonstration will be held in Dundurn National Historic Site on February 25th from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The cost to participate will be $45.00 each, and people who are interested are asked to visit the park’s website to register ahead of time or find out more details. More information can also be obtained by calling 905-546-2872 or through email at dundurn@hamilton.ca.