By the early 1600s, Dutch colonists’ tasty confections had become a New Amsterdam holiday tradition. Even when the city was renamed New York, these recipes lived on. Come learn how an 18th-century Dutch girl named Cornelia van Varick cooked classic New Year dishes. Using tools and ingredients common to her kitchen, including sugar cones and nippers, Dutch ovens, as well as mortars and pestles, we’ll make two delicious desserts. Participants will prepare orange caraway cookies and fried doughnuts. Don’t worry—there will be plenty to take home and share!
ABOUT SARAH LOHMAN
Sarah Lohman is an historical gastronomist featured on William Grimes’ show Appetite City (NYC life, channel 25). She is currently an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and develops food-based programs for cultural institutions around New York City. Visit her blog on the history of food at www.fourpoundsflour.com.
ABOUT AT THE KIDS’ TABLE
This is a series of deep-dive family programs on New York City’s food history inspired by the collections of the New-York Historical Society. In each two-hour program, families learn about historical food traditions and then cook from historical recipes, often using kitchen tools from the past.