Cooking with Dora
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About The Event
The Fairfield-Gutzeit Society, in conjunction with the King’s 8th Regiment of Foot – Light Company and its Head Mistress, Trisha da Cunha, are pleased to invite you to Cooking with Dora. Written in 1888 by Dora Fairfield, an original resident of the site, Dora’s Cookbook is one of the first Canadian cookbooks written and published by a Canadian, in Canada and not only that, but written by a woman, something that was almost unheard of, at the time.
While Canada has seen many cookbooks released in the 19th century, the vast majority of these were reprints of books written overseas, often in England and Scotland. Unlike the other books of its time, this book was written by a Canadian and reflects the culture and heritage of not only Bath, Ontario, but Canada as a whole in the late Victorian era.
Within this seminar, you will have an opportunity to learn how to cook a select number of recipes from the cookbook, under the instruction and guidance of Head Mistress Trisha da Cunha, of the King’s 8th Regiment of Foot’s Light Company. Further, you will also have an opportunity to taste those recipes, once done!
As an added bonus, Head Mistress da Cunha has agreed to present a select number of items from her Victorian and Edwardian clothing collection, items that would have been worn by someone such as Dora, as well as men and women at large, during this period.
This seminar is $10.00 per person for non-members and free for all Fairfield-Gutzeit Society members, upon presentation of valid and current membership. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Please contact us here, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.