Colonial Cooking Contest at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Saturday, January 28, 2012 • 12:00am
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts invites visitors of all ages to participate in the annual Colonial Cooking Contest on Saturday, January 28th from 10am - 5pm (Children & Family division 10am-1pm & Adult division 2pm-5pm). Research a historic recipe, cook it and enter it!
Participants are to research a historic Colonial period recipe. Potential contestants are welcome to stop by and browse through the Museum’s Early American cookbooks and collection of recipes. Other researching venues include local libraries, historical societies, museums and/or family recipes.
Once a recipe is chosen, contestants are to prepare the dish at home as close as possible to the original recipe. They are then to bring it to the Museum on Saturday, January 28th to be judged. Each dish will be judged based on how closely it adheres to the original recipe, its taste and its appearance.
The 2012 judges will be Mercy Ingraham Early American Food Historian and Loryn Dagon, Executive Chef and owner of Chef Loryn’s in Madison.
Judging divisions are- Child (12 & under), Family and Adult. Awards will be granted.
Admission is $5 for participants (includes Admission to the Museum) & Regular Admission for all others.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, January 25th, call 973-377-2982 x14.
Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children (ages 6 and older), and free for members and children under 6. Family maximum admission $13.00. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday Noon to 5 P.M. Closed Mondays & Major Holidays. (SUMMER HOURS- July & August, Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Closed Sunday & Monday.)
Housed in a 1900 Richardsonian-Romanesque Revival building listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Museum explores 18th- and 19th-century American history, with a focus on New Jersey. Drawing on its collection of over 8,000 hand tools and their products, METC uses material culture to interpret the lives and technologies of people who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization in this country. The Museum offers visitors of all ages a broad range of changing exhibits, and related programs that address many facets of early American history, craftsmanship, and the diversity of trades performed by men and women.
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received a General Operating Support Grant from the Borough of Madison, Charles Read Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street in the heart of downtown Madison, just two blocks from the Madison train station. For information, please call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at www.metc.org.