From Fireplace to Frigidaire - Vintage Appliance Cookbooks

“No smoke or soot, no litter!”  “More leisure, more playtime, for the modern woman!”  “Scientific accuracy – perfection in cookery!”  Appliance cookbooks of the early to mid-20th century hailed the wonders of the modern kitchen with its new technology.  What a contrast to the cooking of the 18th century!

The first stop of the program is the museum’s Frazee Building for a look at home cooking as it was done over 200 years ago.  Visitors will experience the atmosphere of the early American kitchen as members of the Cooking Committee prepare seasonal dishes over the open hearth using 18th century skills such as regulation of fire and hot coals, and typical utensils made out of tin and cast iron.

Next stop is the main house, for a comparison of home cooking from 1910 into the 1960s and how the rapid introduction of new gadgets and gizmos changed food preparation forever.  The highlight is a display of appliance cookbooks from the period, colorful illustrators of how the technology of this era affected not only the techniques of cooking, but also the culture of the kitchen.

The program includes tours of the restored, fully furnished farmhouse.  Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 3 to 13, and free age 2 and under.

Contact Information
  1. Melinda or Joan
  2. 908-232-1776
Sun, October 06
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 10/06/2019 2:00pm 10/06/2019 4:00pm America/New_York From Fireplace to Frigidaire - Vintage Appliance Cookbooks

“No smoke or soot, no litter!” “More leisure, more playtime, for the modern woman!” “Scientific accuracy – perfection in cookery!” Appliance cookbooks of the early to mid-20th century hailed the wonders of the modern kitchen with its new technology. What a contrast to the cooking of the 18th century!

The first stop of the program is the ...

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