At this workshop, it is ok to play with fire! Learn to cook over the open hearth using historic recipes and equipment. Under the guidance of our experienced hearth cooks, participants will prepare a meal using a variety of cookware and techniques. Once the hard work is done, everyone sits down to enjoy the lunch they have prepared.
In this workshop, you will learn about temperature control, timing, and the techniques that will enable you to prepare a meal over an open fire. The day’s menu includes root vegetable soup, cottage cheese, sausage in casings, forced cucumbers, Crookneck pudding, lemon-minced pie and Jumble Cookies.
This workshop will be held in the Phoenix Mill House, a 19th century mill foreman’s home. The mill house is located behind the Monadnock Center’s main building at 19 Grove Street.
Hearth cooking is a strenuous activity requiring bending, kneeling, and lifting heavy cast iron cookware. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring an apron. Before the workshop, attendees will be sent a bread recipe to prepare the night before and will bake their bread in our beehive oven.
The workshop is limited to 6 participants and registration is required. All participants must be at least 18 years old. Register online below or call (603) 924-3235 to register by phone.
Please note online registration will close at 12 p.m. on March 30. After that time, please call the Center at (603) 924-3235 to find out if the workshop is filled to capacity.