East Meredith, N.Y. - Hanford Mills Museum is offering a hand-on workshop using the Royal Bride wood-fired cook stove in the John Hanford Farmhouse. The workshop, led by Pamela Cooley, will use recipes and techniques popular in the 1920s. Participants will learn how to prepare soup, a spring chicken dish, seasonal vegetables and salad, quick bread and two special desserts. When all is ready they will savor the meal in the house's dining room.
Pamela Cooley has been cooking on wood cook stoves for over 18 years, and frequently demonstrates at Hanford Mills, where she has been named Volunteer of the Year. She has also done open hearth and bake oven cooking at Genesee Country Village and Museum, Peter Wentz Farmstead, Eastfield Village, Landis Valley Museum, The Farmers' Museum, and Old Sturbridge Village.
The cost for each workshop is $45 for Museum members, $55 for non-members. Register by May 9 online www.hanfordmills.org or by calling 607.278.5744. Additional cooking workshops will be offered June 7, September 20 and October 18.
About Hanford Mills Museum
Hanford Mills Museum is located at 51 County Hwy. 12, at the intersection of Delaware County Routes 10 and 12, in East Meredith, NY, 10 miles from Oneonta and 15 miles from Delhi. Children 12 and under are admitted free, as are Museum members.
As one of only a handful of operating water-powered mills, Hanford Mills Museum has earned a place on both the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places. The mission of Hanford Mills Museum is to inspire audiences of all ages to explore connections between energy, technology, natural resources and entrepreneurship in rural communities with a focus on sustainable choices.
For more information, visit www.hanfordmills.org or call 607.278.5744.
Contact: Liz Callahan, 607/278.5744