His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety slates food pro­gram with Alan Keyser

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Sub­mit­ted to Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

Noted food his­to­rian Alan Keyser has been listed as the speaker for the New Hanover Town­ship His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s Septem­ber pro­gram. His topic, “Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch Cook­ing Through the Year,” is an il­lus­trated talk sup­ported by a life­time of re­search and writ­ing on Penn­syl­va­nia Ger­man themes.

In the old days, since all food was pro­duced lo­cally, avail­able diet changed with the sea­sons. Foods, food prepa­ra­tion, and stor­age were en­tirely sea­sonal and con­sid­er­able skill was re­quired to raise and pre­pare foods for the daily ta­ble while also pre­serv­ing fruit, veg­eta­bles and meats for the long win­ter.

Keyser is known to be the most au­thor­i­ta­tive lo­cal re­searcher and au­thor on Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch folk­cul­ture.

The pro­gram is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the School House, Reif­s­ny­der Road, by the Swamp Creek Park. Vis­i­tors wel­come.

The New Hanover Town­ship His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is ded­i­cated to pre­serv­ing the his­tory, her­itage and lore of New Hanover Town­ship and the sur­round­ing area. Mem­bers meet in their re­stored Swamp Creek School House. The group has also re­stored the nearby 1850’s era Den­gler Sum­mer Kitchen where they do hearth cook­ing on most Fri­days. Call 610326-4165 for more in­for­ma­tion

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