Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Westmoore Pottery "Stepping Back in Time: Hearthside Cooking."

On November 14th, Westmoore Pottery will host "Stepping Back in Time: Hearthside Cooking."

Westmoore Pottery will be open from 9am - 5pm on Saturday.

The hearthside cooking demonstrations will run from 10am – 4pm. (The last hour of the day is allotted to washing dishes!)

This Saturday, historical cooks Cindy Kepley and Susan Ball will prepare foods using recipes from the 18th and 19th centuries. Foods will be cooked in our large fireplace at Westmoore Pottery, using our pottery to demonstrate how various pottery pieces were used long ago. Among the dishes Cindy and Susan plan to prepare are Jugged Chicken, Green “Frogs,” Sparrow Grass Rolls, and Gingerbread. Pots used will range from the more common bowls, pitchers, and plates to the lesser known pottery pipkins, skillets, and steep pans. Sampling will be allowed as foods finish cooking. Cindy Kepley and Susan Ball both work at Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC, where they have each held positions in the Museum Education and Children’s Education Departments. Cindy Kepley is currently Coordinator of Living History for Old Salem Museums and Gardens. Susan and Cindy are both experienced hearthside cooks who have been immersed in the world of 18th and early 19th century cooking for many years. They are enthusiastic presenters of their skills and are remarkably adept at simultaneously cooking and talking to visitors.

Visitors may come at any point during the day, and come back as often as they like to see the various foods being cooked. No admission fee will be charged, and no pre-registration is required.

To go along with all that cooking, Westmoore Pottery will also be offering a 15% discount for the day on all the historical cookbooks we carry.

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