Foodways of the Great Depression
Wood Fire Stove Cooking Class
with Seleena Kuester
Sunday, May 1, 2011
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
5N726 Crane Road
St. Charles, IL
Cost: $40 per person.
Miss that down home cooking? Come out to Primrose Farm to learn the basics of wood stove cookery and combine farm-fresh ingredients with historic atmosphere. Everyone will participate in the preparation and cooking. You will learn how to operate and cook on a wood stove for a fully hands on class. It should be a really good time! Enjoy the fruits of your labor in a real, traditional dinner.
We will prepare a meal of roasted chicken, several sides and biscuits. The butter on our biscuits we will have freshly churned. Once the meal is completed, we will enjoy it together. A tour of the farm is included.
Primrose Farm is a living history farm with the mission of providing interpretive experiences showing the impact of technology and social change on the lands and farm families of the Fox Valley. Amenities include a mid-19th century barn, milk house, pump house, hog house, sheep barn, chicken house, farmhouse, community garden plots, demonstration plots and farm discovery trails.
Seleena Kuester is a museum educator for the Lake County Discovery Museum & Bonner Heritage Farm. She has worked in museums and living history for over 10 years and learned to cook on a wood stove while interpreting life in 1880s Schaumburg at Volkening Heritage Farm.