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Holiday Traditions Potluck
December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Historical Society of Cheshire County is hosting a Holiday Traditions Potluck on Saturday, December 16 from noon to 1:30 pm. In the style of a “pop up exhibit” the theme of the event will be holiday recipe traditions. Community members are invited to bring dishes that have special meaning to their families. Participants will share their dishes and swap stories about their families’ holiday traditions. Holiday recipes can range from any time of the year and any food culture traditions.
Jenna Carroll, the director of education at the Historical Society, hopes the event will celebrate the mosaic of cultures that make up Cheshire County. Carroll says, “We tested the idea of a pop up potluck at the Historical Society in September, and we were very pleased with the outcome. There were recipes that had been passed down in families for generations. We had Finnish pannukakku, Italian ravioli, Lebanese salad, and Indian curry. I remember one of the participants saying she never thought she would have spent so much time sharing stories with someone who wasn’t like her.”
Admission is free for anyone who brings a dish to share, and the Historical Society will collect the recipes to be published in a cookbook of Cheshire County traditions. The project is supported in part by a grant from the Finlandia Foundation.
Bring your recipe to share along with your dish.
Please contact Jenna with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603/352-1895