17th Century Foodways

April 20, 2024 9-noon

Outside the Bath Freight Shed

Join us on Saturday April 20, 2024 in the boatyard outside the Bath Freight Shed for free demonstrations of 17th century food preparation. The Bath Farmers Market will start its summer season outside at Waterfront Park that day, so while you are there, come over to the freight shed and see these food demonstrations.

Open Hearth Cooking with chef Sam Collins
Come watch our guest chef prepare an open-hearth Salt Cod Chowder, Beef Stew, and other tasty bites while telling stories about the challenges of cooking at sea.

Butter Churning
Hands-on demonstration of making butter led by Lori Benson

17th Century Sailors Provisions
Dorsey Harrison displays the cooking supplies and daily provisions for crew members.

17th century European and Indigenous contact

17th Century Contact
Mike Dekker will discuss the ways in which European and Indigenous American foodways changed as a result of contact. Come and explore how this dynamic shaped one of New England’s most iconic meals.

Following the free cooking demonstration outside the freight shed, we will have a paid meal inside the freight shed to eat the food. 

open fire cooking
Open fire cooking
Smell the ingredients
See the ingredients