Cooking Demonstration: See How Early Colonists Made Onion Soup

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Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Royal governor John Wentworth may have had to flee Portsmouth, N.H., in the dark of night when the Revolutionary War broke out, but the luscious onion soup recipe named after him apparently refused to budge.

On Wednesday, November 3, from 6 to 7 p.m., all are invited to sign on to a live, virtual cooking demonstration hosted by Kaylee Redard and The House of the Seven Gables. As the fall chill deepens, Redard kicks off a new season of Colonial Classics food demonstrations with a recipe from the “The Early American Cookbook: Authentic Favorites for the Modern Kitchen” by Dr. Kristie Lynn and Robert W. Pelton, available at the Museum Store. Use this link to register. It’s free, but The Gables greatly appreciates donations of $10, when possible, to help cover costs and to support the Settlement programs.

This season’s cooking theme is colonial comfort — what early New Englanders turned to when a warm quilt didn’t quite do it. Sir John Wentworth’s Onion Soup warmed and comforted from the inside out. “The soup is delicious,” says Redard. “Of course, there’s a good amount of butter involved.”