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Ancestral Cooking: Feast Made the Old Fashioned Way

  • May 22, 2011
  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Blue Ridge Center, 11661 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville, VA 20132


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Ancestral Cooking Class: A Feast Made the Old-Fashioned Way
This class gives you the skills to be a stone-age chef! Join  the Blue Ridge Center for an original cooking class, taught by the experts from Earth Connections. Build a stone fireplace with reflector, and use it to slow roast venison on a spit; build a stone oven and steam pit to cook root crops. Grill ribs, sausages and spiced vegetables over the fire with an Algonquin-style green wood grill "Barbecue;” boil soup with hot rocks to make a rich broth of wild edible greens and shoots; and fry bacon and steaks on a stone frying pan.  Traditional eating utensils, cooking containers and other subjects will also be covered. Vegetarians are welcome to come, and we’ll be sure that you have enough to eat – just be sure to let us know.  The dinner menu includes sassafras tea, venison roast from the spit, beef kielbasa, wild weed soup, rock-fried beef steaks, green wood grilled vegetables (including zucchini and squash), steam-pit-cooked potatoes and yams, and rock-oven-baked dessert (a surprise).

Host:  Tim MacWelch, Earth Connections

Time:  1-5 pm for the class with the feast at 5 – 6 pm ~ Attire: Comfortable outdoor clothing, closed toed shoes, and sunscreen

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

11661 Harpers Ferry Rd.

Purcellville, VA  20132



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