It’s history in the eating. This Saturday, the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society will host Cook Like A Soldier, a reenactment of a meal that Revolutionary War soldiers might have consumed during the Battle of Brooklyn, which took place in August 1776. Culinary historian Carolina M. Capehart, an experienced hearth cook and writer, will prepare provisions over an open fire at the Vander-Ende Onderdonk House in Ridgewood. Capehart specializes in cooking with the recipes, equipment and ingredients of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The event will take place on the grounds of the historic Dutch Colonial stone house, but tours of Onderdonk’s recently restored, 18th century kitchen will be offered for those who prefer indoor dining.
Details: Cook Like a Soldier, Onderdonk House, 18-20 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood, August 24th, 11 am – 3 pm, $10/$3.
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