Hearth Cooking On Display Feb. 16 At Pottsgrove Manor

Open-Hearth Cooking Demonstrated At Pottsgrove Manor

Cooks confer in the kitchen at Pottsgrove Manor

POTTSTOWN PA – “Backcountry Cooking,” a demonstration of traditional open-hearth cooking that features dishes that would have been familiar to rural Americans in the 18th century, is scheduled to be presented Feb. 16 (2013; Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montgomery County’s historical site in Pottstown, Pottsgrove Manor, 100. W. King St. It’s open to the public.

While John Potts, a colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, and his wealthy family could afford to eat fine dishes using imported ingredients, most colonists consumed much simpler fare. During the program, guests can visit with the cooks in the manor’s reconstructed colonial kitchen to learn what’s being prepared for dinner, and how. Regular guided house tours will also be offered on the hour.

A $2 per person donation is suggested.

Pottsgrove Manor is located near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422. It is operated by the county’s Parks and Heritage Services Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department.

Photo from Pottsgrove Manor

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