Don’t Wince; Colonial Quince A Workshop Topic

POTTSTOWN PA – The quince, a fruit related to apples and pears, isn’t something you’re likely to find in supermarket coolers this Thanksgiving. It was very popular in the 18th Century, though, and a chef skilled in Colonial cookery is scheduled to prepare it in a variety of ways Saturday (Nov. 14, 2015) before visitors at Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St.

An open-hearth cooking workshop, titled “Cooking Up Quince” and taught by Deborah Peterson, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic home of borough founder John Potts. The class will learn to prepare quince jelly and pudding, and preserve the fruit using historic “receipts” (recipes).

Peterson has more than 30 years of experience researching, demonstrating, and teaching colonial domestic arts.

Participants will get to eat what they make and will receive handouts with the recipes to take home. The workshop is open to adults and children ages 12 and older; a $40 fee is being charged. For more information, call 610-326-4014.

Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department.

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