Making and Tasting Historical Recipes: Savoring the Summer | Newberry

Making and Tasting Historical Recipes: Savoring the Summer

Led by Sarah Kernan
Saturday, August 21, 2021
One session, Saturday, August 21

1 - 4 pm (Central Time)


Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet virtually via Zoom. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to

Seminar Description

In this cooking demonstration and workshop, we will study, prepare, and taste early modern English recipes from manuscript and print sources. We will explore the background, methods, and meanings behind a few historic preparations for dishes inspired by summertime produce and learn about premodern food culture through reading and interpreting recipes.

One session. Registration – $85

Sarah Peters Kernan is a Newberry Library Scholar-in-Residence and holds a PhD in medieval history from The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on cookbooks in medieval and early modern England. She is co-editor of The Recipes Project and collaborates regularly with the Newberry.

Materials List


  • Because this workshop is being offered online, participants will be able to select their level of engagement. You may choose to cook along in you own kitchens with any or all recipe preparations, or simply view the cooking demonstration. A digital course packet with recipes and accompanying ingredient lists will be included in the registration confirmation email.

First Reading:

  • There is no required reading for this workshop.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.