Trench Stew, Salvation Army Doughnuts: Hands-On Historic Food Workshop

Do you like to cook? Do you like history? If the answer is a resounding “yes,” then come to the Delaware County Historical Association on Saturday, May 16 at 1pm to experience the food of the First World War! Participants will get a chance to make their own egg-less, milk-less, butter-less cake to take home, and DCHA's own Samantha Misa will be on hand to demonstrate three other recipes that everyone will get to sample. On the menu is trench stew, victory bread, and old-fashioned Salvation Army doughnuts. The workshop is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Participants will receive a booklet of the recipes demonstrated.

There is a small fee of $5 per person to offset the cost of ingredients. Registration is helpful to ensure that there is enough material on hand, and while the general public is invited to come and watch, only those who register before May 13 are guaranteed an opportunity to try their hand at food preparation. Call DCHA at 607-746-3849 or e-mail to register, or for more information.

This is the second in a series of four hands-on workshops designed to introduce participants to typical foods and dishes of a particular era. Additional workshops will feature the cooking of The Great Depression and World War II. DCHA is located two miles north of the village of Delhi at 46549 State Hwy. 10.