Last month I was lucky to spend the day cooking in an 18th century kitchen at the Nathan Hale Homestead during a BAR event. Here are some photos from that fun day...
The view from the kitchen.
So New England autumnal!
Baking bread literally on the hearth!
"Checking" the meat...not that I was actually cooking this.
This photo is totally staged, but I wanted something to illustrate my "duh" moment of the day. I've been using repro wooden spoons in my kitchen for years because they're so much nicer than most modern wooden spoons, but I never understood why the handles on the repro spoons are so long. After sitting at the hearth for five minutes, it quickly became apparent how helpful the long handle is for stirring next to a fire. Duh!
To learn more about the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, CT (which is a really great site!), click here. You can also read about Kitty Calash's experience from that day on her blog.