Open-Hearth Cooking Demonstrations
Open Hearth Cooking
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Open-Hearth Cooking and Living History with Clarissa Clifton

2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Living history interpreter and open-hearth cooking expert, Clarissa Clifton, will demonstrate making traditional Southern food in the Cook House, one of the ten original outbuildings on the historic grounds of Smith Plantation. Using an open flame, Clarissa shows the versatility of old cooking methods, trades recipes, and reveals the tricks of the trade. This event is free (except on December 8, 2018).

Themed Lectures & Demonstrations

Gingerbread Christmas

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Workshops at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM
$5 per child

Come out to Smith Plantation to get into the spirit of the season with our Gingerbread Christmas event. Each workshop will be presented by Clarissa Clifton on preparing and decorating gingerbread cookies for baking over the open hearth in the historic 1863 cookhouse. In addition, children will also have the opportunity to make a holiday craft ornament. Reservations are required by calling the Smith Plantation office at 770-641-3978, workshops are limited to ten children ages five and up. Regular tour hours and special discounted house tour rates for those who attend workshops.

Roswell Roots: Open Hearth Lecture & Demonstration With Clarissa Clifton

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Clarissa Clifton, Living History Interpreter and Open Hearth Cooking Expert will focus on foods common in the slave community and the differences in food by levels of the slave community.

Roswell Roots: Hannah's Journey: The Cook's Quest

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Clarissa Clifton, Living history interpreter and open hearth cooking expert will discuss the life of the Smith's cook, Hannah, and will be cooking traditional southern food in the Cookhouse hearth on the historic grounds of Smith Plantation.

Smith Plantation is owned and operated by the City of Roswell, Georgia.
935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075