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A Taste Of Change- Learn How to Preserve Family Heritage Through Family Recipes

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$10 - $12


On, Sunday, November 5, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., visitors to the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum will learn how to preserve their family heritage through their family recipes. Using her knowledge of Dutch customs and food history, food historian and author Peter G. Rose will discuss how cookbooks and scrapbooks tell us a lot more than just how a dish is made. They tell us about a family’s ethnicity that transcends generations through the continuation of customs and celebrations.

Photographs of recipes, ranging from the late 17th century to the 20th century as well as 17th-century paintings, will illustrate the presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own inherited cookbooks and family recipe boxes as Ms. Rose discusses the importance of saving these items for future generations.

Peter G. Rose was born in the Netherlands came to the United States in the mid-1960s. She has worked as a food writer and contributed a syndicated column on family food and cooking to the New York-based Gannett newspapers for more than twenty years. She has written articles for magazines, such as Gourmet and Saveur, as well as for newspapers and magazines in the Netherlands, and locally for Hudson Valley Magazine, The Valley Table and Edible Hudson.  The 2002 recipient of the Alice P. Kenney Award for her research and writing on Dutch food history, Peter lives with her husband, Don, in South Salem, New York.

The Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum will be open for tours from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Cost of the program and/or tour is $10 per person, Members and children 12 and Under Free. Registration is suggested. Visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org or call 908-396-6053.

About The Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum 

The Jacobus Vanderveer House served as headquarters for General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79 and is the only surviving building associated with the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, now recognized as America’s first military training academy and the precursor to The United States Military Academy at West Point. The Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the stay by General Knox and his family during the 1778-79 encampment.  A National and New Jersey Historic Site, the Jacobus Vanderveer House is a true landmark that offers a vivid look into the history of our country and the lives of those who made it.

Operated by The Friends of The Jacobus Vanderveer House, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the House is located at 3055 River Road and can be accessed via River Road Park. The Friends sponsor public events throughout the year; for directions and more information, visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House received an operating support grant from

the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10 - $12
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Jacobus Vanderveer House
3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ United States
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