French Legation State Historic Site
Visit the French Legation State Historic Sites on Saturday, December 10th to savor the smells of a full 1850s holiday meal in preparation in the home’s detached kitchen. Holiday celebrations in early Texas always included good food, and entertaining family and friends. Turkey, chicken, and duck, beef, pork, and wild game, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and imported delicacies graced many tables in Austin during the holiday season. No reservations needed; demonstration included in price of admission.
Tentative recipes included in the demonstration include, but are subject to change:
- Stewed Beef Rump, or To Make a dish of Curried Chicken after the East Indian Manner – both from The Virginia Housewife, 1824
- Celery and Carrots Stewed in Cream- the Carolina Housewife, 1847
- Old Colony Bread Pudding- Mrs. Chadwick’s Home Cookery, 1853
- An old-style homemade Eggnog
No reservations needed; participation included in the price of admission. For more information, email us at email@example.com or call 737-226-1779.
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