Saturday June 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT
Sunday June 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Old Austerlitz 
11550 State Route 22
PO Box 144
Austerlitz, NY 12017

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Moira O'Grady 
Austerlitz Historical Society 

Open Hearth Cooking with Herbs

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR SEVERAL SPOTS IN SUNDAY'S WORKSHOPS.   Register now for the session of your choice!  Refer to our session Menus below.

Experience the creative dynamics and energy of a day of a two-hour workshop in the 1830's kitchen at Old Austerlitz. Three workshops daily will be offered during this innovative weekend event.

Open Hearth Cooking with Herbs Workshop

Learn how to prepare and cook fare using recipes and herbs from the 1830's in two-hour sessions. This is a UNIQUE, HANDS-ON learning experience that will familiarize you with the wonderful possibilities that period cooking can offer. We will fire up the hearth and oven and prepare food selections that we will then enjoy communally at table. Lavada Nahon brings foodies together through anecdotes, historical background information, a great sense of humor and delicious culinary creations.


(same for both days)

#1 Morning Session 9-11am:

  • Waffles with sweet herb butters
  •  Marjoram pudding
  • Dressed Eggs with herbs

#2 Noon Session 12-2pm:

  • Pea soup with fresh mint
  • Herb dumplings in broth
  • Vanilla & thyme Madeleines

#3 Afternoon Session 3-5pm:

  • Buns with savory herb butters & herb goat cheese
  • Tabouleh in lettuce cups
  • Lavender shortbread

All sessions will include information on how to cook with herbs, and historic and modern methods for preserving and storing herbs.














Using seasonal and historically/regionally appropriate herbs and other ingredients, prepare period fare using the cooking and baking techniques of the 1830's-40's in our Old Kitchen.   Taught by hearth cooking and food expert, Lavada Nahon.  Limited to 10 participants.  Cost $25.

Savor the tasty fruits of your labor...  by sitting at table with your fellow herb lovers and cooks to savor food and beverage together!