The Newlin Series

Join us onsite in the Log Cabin as we explore historic foodways in the “Mid-Atlantic Melting Pot” with this season’s slate of presentations. We’re also coordinating this year with our free “History at Work” programs to feature a related hearth cooking demonstration in the Trimble House Kitchen during the day of each talk.

Members: $5 | Non-members: $10
Pre-registration is preferred – call the site at 610-45902359 or email info@newlingristmill.org to register.

The 2023 Newlin Series is sponsored by Team Toyota of Glen Mills.

Scroll down to view recordings from some of our past Newlin Series programs!

The Newlin Series 2023

“Foods of the Pennsylvania Dutch: 1700-1850” by Dr. William Woys Weaver
Saturday, June 10th at 4pm

Dr. William Woys Weaver is an internationally known food historian and author who has studied and written extensively about the German influence on Pennsylvania foodways. In this presentation, he will cover the complex cultural and culinary themes that have evolved into a distinctive regional food identity.

Cooking demo 10am-3pm: German cookery with Dr. Clarissa F. Dillon

“Fungus Among Us: The Mushroom Industry of Kennett Square, PA” by Tina Ellor
Saturday, August 26th at 4pm

Tina Ellor, currently Mycologist/Technical Director at Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, will discuss the history of how Kennett Square became the mushroom capital of the world. She’ll also talk about how amazing mushrooms are and why you should eat them daily!

Cooking demo 10am-3pm: 18th-century mushroom dishes with Laura Adie & Tony Shahan

“Searching for Amelia: A Quest for the Author of the First American Cookbook” by Pamela Cooley
Saturday, September 23rd at 4pm

In 1796, Amelia Simmons wrote what is widely regarded as the first American cookbook, American Cookery. But little else is known about her. Through historical and genealogical research, Pamela Cooley has sought to solve the mystery surrounding Simmons. Her presentation will reveal the results of her research.

Cooking demo 10am-2pm: Receipts from American Cookery with Pamela Cooley

“Let’s Churn, Clarify, and Chew the Fat” by Sandeep Agarwal
Saturday, October 28th at 4pm

Sandeep Agarwal, owner of Pure Indian Foods, will tell the stories behind our long love affair with butter and ghee – and our short flirtation with margarine and Crisco! He will also bring a selection of his immense butter-related artifact collection to show, as well as offering tastings of butter and ghee.

Cooking demo 10am-3pm: 18th-century dairying with Laura Adie

View Past Newlin Series Programs

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