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Pennsylvania German Foodways in the Delaware Valley (virtual, evening)

Part of the Cooking Cultures series

February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2

*In this session, we will do both presentation/discussion and prepare foods with demo/cook along* 

*For presentation/discussion only, please join us in the 2 pm session.*

Contact btobin@pa.gov with questions.

In each virtual session, we will discuss the historic and cultural significance of the food we are preparing, we will demonstrate some recipes, and prepare some foods together.  While dishes are cooking, we will continue discussions, questions & answers and share photos and artifacts. Shopping lists will be provided in advance so that you can cook along with us!

Feb 2: Pennsylvania German Foodways in the Delaware Valley

Immigrants from Germany were the earliest and largest European groups to settle in Pennsylvania. It’s no wonder that German ideas about food are at the heart of so many “traditional” Pennsylvania foodways. We explore this history, and taste a favorite Pennsylvania German food.

Southeastern Pennsylvania is the perfect place to taste and savor many early and lasting influences on the foods we grow, harvest and eat. In five weekly workshops, we sample some of Pennsylvania’s heritage groups via their food and gardening traditions. After each session participants can access additional recipes and resources to explore our culinary heritage.Follow along if you wish. In each session, the host will create 1-2 simple dishes that can be created with supplies from your own larder.

Other dates in this series:

Feb 9: The Influence of French Cooks and Cuisines in the Delaware Valley

Feb 16: Chinese Food and Plant Cultures in the Delaware Valley

Feb 23: Women in the Kitchen: The birth of Domestic Science in the Delaware Valley.  

March 2: Philadelphia’s Soda Pop History: The Evolution of Drinks in the Delaware Valley

Presenters: Cassandra Stancil Gunkel, PhD and Bonnie Tobin, MEd

In partnership with Friends Life Care VigR

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Tyler State Park, via zoom, link will be provided upon completion of registration
101 Swamp Rd., Newtown, PA 18940-1151


State Parks


Educational Programs, History



Target Audience

Senior Citizens, Adults-only





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Zoom link will be provided upon completed registration

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