Dutch families in New Amsterdam were known for their delicious holiday confections – can you imagine all the good smells that would have come out of their kitchens? During this program, participants will take the place of Cornelia van Varick in her seventeenth-century kitchen as she prepares traditional food for the New Year. We’ll handle objects and ingredients that Cornelia would have had, such as sugar cones and nippers, Dutch ovens, and mortars and pestles. Then, we’ll use them to make two Dutch holiday treats – orange caraway cookies and fried doughnuts – that participants can taste and take home.
Ages 8 and up, $16 per person ($10 per Member). Adults and children must purchase tickets to participate.
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.