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A Taste of Change: Cookbooks as Social and Historical Documents

Handwritten cookbooks contain more than just recipes: they also give us a first-hand history of family and ethnicity. Using handwritten family cookbooks ranging from the late 17th to the 20th century, food historian Peter Rose will provide a window into the private and social food history of the Dutch—specifically the settlers who founded New Netherland (the area now comprising the present-day states of NY, NJ, DE, and parts of MD, PA and CT). 

Attendees are encouraged to bring old family cookbooks/recipe boxes; a discussion of the importance of saving such items is part of the program. Admission is $25 per person, $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212-923-8008 or email to RSVP

One of America's leading experts on Dutch-American cuisine, Peter Rose is a food columnist for Gannett newspapers and the author of eight books, including, most recently, "Delicious December: How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents and Treats." Rose received the 2002 Alice P. Kenney Award for her pathbreaking research and writing on Dutch food history.

Earlier Event: November 14
Guided Tour
Later Event: November 14
Awesome Asana Yoga

Morris-Jumel Mansion is a proud member of the Historic House Trust of New York City and partner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Events are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with City Council and Borough President, Gale Brewer and Councilman, Ydanis Rodriguez. 

65 Jumel Terrace, New York, New York, 10032

(212) 923-8008