Colonial Cooking for Kids @ The Wilton Historical Society

The Wilton Historical Society is offering a new monthly program perfect for kids that like to cook. The workshop, Colonial Cookery is perfect for kids in grades 4 – 8 and they take place on January 30, February 27, March 19 and April 30.


Beginning Saturday, January 30, youth in grades 4 – 8 can attend a Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop at the Wilton Historical Society. On the last Saturday of each month, a class will gather from 11:00 – 12:30 to learn and follow a Colonial-era “reciept” (recipe) from the Connecticut region. While the food cooks, they will also hear about Colonial manners, morals, and way of life. The topic of the discussion will be appropriate to the dish being prepared (for example, a discussion of Wilton’s farming legacy while cooking a vegetable dish).


The workshops will feature relatively simple dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients. The recipes used will be adapted for modern kitchens. This is done for safety reasons, and also so that the attendees can recreate their meals at home. All participants will sample their own cooking and take home recipe cards – as well as any leftovers! The children will learn how a Colonial kitchen would have operated, in order to appreciate the modern conveniences we take for granted. During the first session, the children will make Bannock Cakes.

The cost of the class is $15 for members and $25 for non members. To register visit or call 203-762-7257.

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