The New Castle Historical Society is beginning a new program designed to connect participants to the rich agricultural history of the community and examine the effect food has on our lives. Whether it’s through family recipes and traditions past down from generation to generation, a new passion for cooking or baking, supporting local farmers and locally sourced foods, or an interest in the food traditions of other cultures, food has the power to connect all of us. A series of online lectures, discussions and activities will be curated with historians and individuals that will explore these and more fascinating food related topics.

Wednesday, October 21
7:00 pm via Zoom
Sarah Wassberg Johnson, Food Historian

Lecture: Cooking by the Book: Celebrity Chefs, Cookbookery, and the Changing Landscape of American Cuisine

Join food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson for a journey through America’s cuisine as told by cookbooks. Along the way we’ll meet celebrity chefs obscure and familiar from all over the country and across the decades. Spanning the late 18th century to the present, Wassberg Johnson discusses how cookbooks reflected and influenced changes in home cooking in the United States.

To register for this program click on the link

Please check out the calendar of events for the most up to date program schedule.