Foodways Fridays showcase typical cooking techniques, ingredients, and food culture of the past! Each Friday from 10am to 12pm, historic sites at Living History Farms will explore a differing food theme through demonstrations and displays. Sites and theme topics vary from week to week June 9 through August 25. Food trivia and recipes will be available to take home!
Thank you to Hy-Vee for their support of our Foodways Fridays program.
July 7, Picnic Day: Eating outside and enjoying seasonal foods is at the heart of Iowa food culture. But did this happen in the past? Several 19th century cookbooks offer full menu suggestions! Stop in at the 1850 Pioneer Farm to see how a family might prepare outdoor meals using what they have handy. Then visit with the Flynn Mansion where staff plans a picnic for a wealthy family’s social entertainment. The Broom Shop will also seize the opportunity to test their cake tester brooms—are the picnic desserts done?