The Historic Foodways Programme promotes culinary history through the animation of the historic kitchens at Fort York and through the sharing of period foods and recipes. This unique programme relies on educated volunteers and staff. The following workshops are led by Fort York Historic Foodways Programme Volunteer Historic Cook Mya Sangster.
Historic Cooking Classes
10:00 am to 3:30 pm in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen
Lunch and Recipe packages are included.
$75 plus HST. Pre-registration and payment are required.
To register please call 416-392-7484.
A Taste of Medieval Times – Sunday, March 13
Join us to discover fascinating recipes for Gingerbrede, made with honey, Figgy, an ancestor of plum pudding, Daryols, an early custard tart and more, using only original cookbooks and manuscripts from the late 1300s.
Cooking with Hannah Glasse – Sunday, April 10
Before Martha Stewart, and Julia Child, even before Mrs. Beeton, Hannah Glasse was the best know British cookery writer of the 18th century. Multiple editions of her cookbooks were best sellers for nearly 100 years. Using recipes from The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747) and The Complete Confectioner (1760) you will learn to create a menu from roast to pudding.
Little Cakes and Biscuits – Sunday, May 1
Learn to make these delicious baked Georgian cakes and biscuits using the wood fired brick oven in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen. Enjoy the delightfully decorated Queen Cakes, (based on a 19th century still-life painting), Oat Cakes, Shrewsbury Cakes, Filbert Biscuits, Chocolate Biscuits and more.