Adding a taste of colonial cooking to your holiday

Posted:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:30am

Guest instructor, Louise Miller, education director at Lincoln County Historical Association, will discuss recipes and historical customs that highlighted holiday entertaining in Colonial America at FARMS Community Kitchen, 323 Main St., Damariscotta. Four colonial recipes, including Twelfth Night Cake and pastilles, will be presented with samples for tasting, with one offered for participants to prepare during the program. In addition, informational handouts will be given and a display of reproduction cooking tools will complement the program. The cost of the class, which will be held Nov. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m., is $15. The class includes a generous sampling of the dishes and take-home recipes.

Miller’s experience with historical recipes and hearth cooking methods has developed through her work at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, the Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum in New Hampshire, and her years as editor and publisher of the periodical, The Pine Tree Shilling; the publication was dedicated to daily life in the American colonies between 1650 and 1780. As education director at LCHA, Louise is endeavoring to enhance the appreciation by students, as well as adults, of the rich heritage of Lincoln County through interdisciplinary programs.

Reserve your place by leaving a message on the FARMS phone at 563-1161 or emailing us at After confirmation, please send your name, phone number, email address and a check made out to FARMS to P.O. Box 421, Damariscotta, ME 04543 or drop off payment and registration information in the mailbox upstairs at the FARMS Community Kitchen, 323 Main St., Damariscotta (above Rising Tide Market).