What does 18th-century Tupperware look like? How about a 19th-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast like folks would have 200 years ago—we'll do everything from scratch, grinding sugar and churning butter by hand. You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1815 to 2015!
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 five deep-dive, family programs on New York City's food history inspired by N-YHS collections. In each two-hour program, families learn about historical food traditions and then cook from historical recipes, often using kitchen tools from the past.