Thursday, November 29
Methodology of Historic Cooking Demonstrations as Interpretive Tools
Hermann-Grima House, 820 Saint Louis Street (.5 miles / 9-minute walk)
Kitchens and cooking have long been the places and events for conversation, discussion, family, and community. The Hermann-Grima Historic House’s restored 1830s open hearth kitchen provides a unique setting for biweekly cooking demonstrations in New Orleans’ French Quarter that allows for a more inclusive and open experience of our history, giving visitors an entrée into harder discussions concerning race, class, gender. At the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic House, volunteer cooks shop for ingredients, use 19th-century methods of food preparation, and invite guests in for an authentic sensory experience. All of the dishes they prepare utilize period specific recipes for dishes such as pain perdu, gateau sirop, chicken on the spit, jambalaya, beets piquant, and more. Join us as we take you through one of our cooking demonstrations and share how we use cooking to interpret the past.
Presenters: Katie Burlison, Curator, Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses and the volunteer cooking team at Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Maximum Number of Participants: 30 (Pre-registration required)