A Uniquely Creative Way to    Celebrate  Mother's Day...   

The kitchen might not be the first place that comes   
to mind when contemplating the perfect Mother's    Day gift or experience...   


But what if good friends, sisters, mothers, daughters -- linked by motherly love and the joy of cooking -- got to spend Saturday, May 9th in the 1830's kitchen of the Morey-Devereaux House for a truly unique culinary experience?

Food historian and hearth cooking expert, Lavada Nahon, is putting together a luscious
early spring menu.  Prepare and then dine on the delicious food you have just cooked
in the open hearth and beehive oven, using seasonal ingredients and recipes
from the early 19th Century.

A great gift for moms and those who love them. 
Why not think "inter-generational?"
-- Mother & Daughter, Grandmother & Granddaughter, Aunt & Niece...  


Saturday May 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 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 

Prepare, cook and enjoy a full meal 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.

Learn about the skills needed to build hearth and oven fires; maintain temperatures; choose and position hearth "furniture," work with and care for period cookware and utensils; prepare meals using historically correct ingredients; and, explore a variety of cooking methods.

Each class will culminate at table, where the day’s meal will be shared and enjoyed by all.

$75 Fee includes Workshop and Full Meal

Limited to 6 Participants! 

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!

Be sure to take a look at the gallery of photos (below) from last year's  workshops.

All workshops feature "seasonally appropriate" fare and provide an opportunity to learn hearth and oven skills, while exploring the history of the foods being prepared.  The workshops conclude with a hearth-to-table dinner in the style of the 1830's-40's.

Additional workshops will be scheduled for 2015.