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

Select Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free (except on December 14, 2019)

Living history interpreter and open hearth cooking expert, Clarissa Clifton, will demonstrate making traditional southern food in the Cook House. Using an open flame, Clarissa shows the versatility of old cooking methods, trades recipes, and reveals the tricks of the trade. These monthly events can be seen during regularly scheduled tours.

2019 Schedule
  • Saturday, November 9: "Celebrating Thanksgiving"
  • Saturday, November 23
  • Saturday, December 14: "Gingerbread Christmas" ($5 per person)
  • Saturday, December 28

Themed Lectures & Demonstrations

Celebrating Thanksgiving

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

Clarissa Clifton will be discussing the history of Thanksgiving food and cooking a fall harvest pot roast and a pineapple upside down cake for dessert in the open hearth in the historic cookhouse. In days gone by, pineapples arrived in harbors such as Charleston and Savannah in late November. This recipe depicts the Smith's being a family of some means who can afford a pineapple for this dessert.

Gingerbread Christmas

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Workshops at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM
$5 per person

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. Tickets required; workshops are limited to ten children ages 5 and up.

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