Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace between 160th and 161st Street. Handwritten cookbooks contain more than just recipes: they also give us a first-hand history of family and ethnicity. Using handwritten family cookbooks ranging from the late 17th to the 20th century, food historian Peter Rose will provide a window into the private and social food history of the Dutch—specifically the settlers who founded New Netherland (the area now comprising the present-day states of NY, NJ, DE, and parts of MD, PA and CT).
Attendees are encouraged to bring old family cookbooks/recipe boxes; a discussion of the importance of saving such items is part of the program. Admission is $25 per person, $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212-923-8008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP