Do you know what America tastes like? While correspondence, art, and artifacts from Colonial Connecticut have been preserved in our museums and archives, the taste of our forefathers’ food and drink – the very “spice” of their lives, so to speak – can only be discovered by venturing into history’s kitchen!

Beginning on Saturday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., children in grades 4–8 can attend a Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids monthly workshop at the Wilton Historical Society. On the last Saturday of each month, the class will gather to learn and follow a Colonial-era “reciept” (recipe) from the Connecticut region. While the food cooks, they will also hear about Colonial manners, morals, and way of life. The topic of the discussion will be appropriate to the dish being prepared (for example, a discussion of Wilton‘s farming legacy while cooking a vegetable dish).

The workshops will feature relatively simple dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients. The recipes used will be adapted for modern kitchens. This is done for safety reasons, and also so that the attendees can recreate their meals at home. All participants will sample their own cooking and take home recipe cards, as well as any leftovers! The children will learn how a Colonial kitchen would have operated, in order to appreciate the modern conveniences we take for granted. During the first session, the children will make Bannock Cakes.

The cost for participation is $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Space is limited; please register by email or call 203.762.7257. The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd./Rt 7.