At the Kids' Table with Sarah Lohman: Cornelia Van Varick's Holiday Kitchen at New-York Historical Society
212-873-3400 nyhistory.org Ages: Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult $16 per child
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History is served up in this monthly series of cooking classes on historic holidays, kitchen tools, and dining from the colonial era through the Gilded Age. For this month's program, participants will become Cornelia van Varick in her seventeenth-century kitchen as she prepares traditional food for the New Year. Dutch families in New Amsterdam were known for their delicious holiday confections! Discover tools and ingredients that Cornelia would have had, such as sugar cones and nippers, Dutch ovens, and mortar and pestles. Then, use them to make two Dutch holiday treats, orange caraway cookies and fried doughnuts, that participants can taste and take home. Ages 8 and up.
Venue Description: A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.