Making and Tasting Historical Recipes: Early Modern Sweets | Newberry

Making and Tasting Historical Recipes: Early Modern Sweets

Led by Sarah Kernan
Saturday, March 20, 2021
One session, Saturday, March 20

10 am - 12 pm (Central Time)

 

Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.

Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet virtually via Zoom. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to seminars@newberry.org.

Seminar Description

In this seminar, conducted as a cooking demonstration and workshop, we will study, prepare, and taste dishes made using early modern English recipes from manuscript and print sources. We will explore the background, methods, and meanings behind a few historic preparations for sweets and learn about pre-modern food culture through reading and interpreting recipes.

One session. Registration – $50

Sarah Peters Kernan, Newberry Library Scholar-in-Residence, holds a PhD in medieval history from The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on cookbooks in medieval and early modern England. She is co-editor of The Recipes Project and collaborates regularly with the Newberry.

Materials List

Required:

  • Because this workshop is being offered online, participants will be able to select their level of engagement. You may choose to cook along in you own kitchens with any or all recipe preparations, or simply view the cooking demonstration. A digital course packet with recipes and accompanying ingredient lists will be included in the registration confirmation email.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at seminars@newberry.org.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar has reached capacity. Please email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.