Strawbery Banke Presents Interactive Hearth-Cooking Workshops

This two-hour, hands-on experience teaches participants culinary history, traditional recipes, how to churn fresh butter and hearth techniques. Highlighted by Yankee Magazine in their Guide to Simple Living, the workshop offers various seasonal, enticing menus.

Each workshop is offered on a Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm and is limited to 10 participants. The cost is $65 per person (Members receive a $10 discount.)

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  • January 14: beef stew in a ‘pastry coffin’ and pumpkin pie using both dried and fresh pumpkin.
  • January 28: roast pork, applesauce, roasted root vegetables and lemon pie.
  • February 11: chicken and wine, roasted root vegetables, chocolate tart or Queens pudding.
  • February 25: pork and apple pie, 3-grain bread, and gingerbread.
  • March 11: corned beef and boiled vegetables, Irish soda bread, apple pie
  • March 25: "salmon on a plank," parsnip pancakes, "potato eggs" (pancakes), lemon tarts.
  • April 8: flounder pie, bread, spinach with vinegar and currants, rhubarb pie.
  • *April 22: pancakes, frittata with vegetables, sausage, toast

*Designed for children 10-17 (must be accompanied by adults)

About Strawbery Banke Museum (

Strawbery Banke Museum, on the historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire waterfront, is a 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life through heritage gardens, historic buildings, traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery for all ages.  A 501©3 non-profit, Strawbery Banke’s daily programs, exhibits, seasonal outdoor ice skating and signature special events throughout the year are made possible by members and by grants from Proulx Oil & Propane, R.M. Davis, CP Management, the NH State Council for the Arts, the NH Charitable Foundation, Lincoln Financial Group, the Institute of Library and Museum Services and many other individual and corporate donors.  For a complete calendar of events, please visit