It's sure to be a mouth-watering edition of ‘Tuesday Night at the Museum’ at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee on May 16th at 7pm. Those in attendance will learn about a number of popular Ontario cookbooks and taste the wares from some well-known 'cooks' from Lennox & Addington County.
An extraordinary number of cookbooks have been published in Ontario since The Cook Not Mad first appeared in Kingston in 1831. Author Liz Driver will discuss her top ten favourite Ontario cookbooks from up to the mid-twentieth century. Her list includes the remarkable Dora’s Cook Book, written by Dora Fairfield of Bath, Ontario in 1888. Liz is the author of the definitive reference work Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949 (University of Toronto Press, 2008). She enjoys preparing historic recipes using a wood stove in her farmhouse in Prince Edward County or in the open hearth kitchen of Campbell House Museum in Toronto, where she is Director/Curator.
Three talented 'cooks' from Napanee will also be on hand to share their kitchen memories and will feature a recipe from their past that inspired them to cook for a living. Ellena Fleury, owner of Ellena's Café, will be on hand. Pat Forster, owner of Season's Fine Foods will be participating, as will Eunice Champlin, former restauranteur and current owner/operator of Blanche Dubois at Elysian Fields Bed & Breakfast.
Admission is only $3 and tickets are available at the door. 'Tuesday Night at the Museum' is a monthly feature at the L&A County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. For more information about a wide array of programming at the Museum & Archives, please visit www.CountyMuseum.ca or call 613-354-3027.