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A Taste of Change: Handwritten Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History

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Sunday, April 28


Members: $15 | Not-Yet-Members $25 (Gardens and grounds admission included.)


Cookbooks and scrapbooks tell us a lot more than just how a dish is made. Recipes often give an indication of the family’s ethnicity as well as their customs and celebrations.

Using her knowledge of Dutch customs and food history, food historian Peter G. Rose will discuss examples of such recipes/scrapbooks, dating from the late 17th century to the 20th century. Ms. Rose is the author of nine books on Dutch influence in America and Hudson Valley food. The audience is encouraged to bring old family cookbooks/recipe boxes. A discussion of the importance of saving such items is part of the program.

Gardens and grounds admission is included with the event.

This program is a collaboration between Boscobel House and Gardens and Putnam History Museum.

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