Oldport Cooks Cookbook - Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House Rhode Island

Oldport Cooks Cookbook - Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House Rhode Island shares recipes made by fireside cooking in an open hearth. For those who enjoy historic cooking, this may be an interesting find. It is a pamphlet/booklet style cookbook.


Format: Softcover booklet, 53 pages. 


Publisher: The Oldport Association 

Author: Members of The Oldport Association 

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Description: The Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, a National Historic Landmark, owned by the Newport Historical Society, stands in the oldest section of Newport, Rhode Island. Built before 1700, the ancient house is open for exhibition during the summer months under Oldport Association. 

The Oldport docents who served as hostesses, and the Executive Secretary, Mrs. Reynolds, decided to use the great kitchen fireplace for cooking, and help "bring the house alive." Mrs. Reynolds traveled back and forth from Old Stur- bridge Village, where Mrs. Pamela E. Beall gave her advice and instruction. Finally, Mrs. Beall came to the Wanton- Lyman-Hazard House, and cooked the first open hearth meal there. The docents took over the cooking after that, pre- paring meals every day, and keeping a diary to record their learning. 

The results of the two summers make up Oldport Cooks, which is offered in the spirit of those who compiled it -- the excitement of learning fireside cookery. 

Only ironware was used for kettles, pots, and griddles. Proper heat intensities had to be learned by experience. The docents prepared a noonday meal of main dish, vegetable, and sweet, using only what foods would have been easily available in 18th century Newport, supplemented with herbs and vegetables from our garden. Visitors to the house were offered samples from each meal 


Condition: Good condition. 

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