Share stories and recipes from your ancestors’ kitchens
The Genealogy Group of Skidompha Library is hosting a fun new program, “Tales from the Kitchen,” which will be offered twice this month, once on Thursday, July 12, 5-6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 25 12:30-2 p.m. Held in the comfortable, air-conditioned first floor Porter Meeting Hall, the program will be in a round-table format, allowing participation and encouragement by and for all attendees.
This is an opportunity to share discoveries and remember stories from your ancestors’ kitchens – recipes, tools, traditions, feasts! Participants have many options for sharing during this round-table event: Bring a story. Bring a document, recipe, photo, or even a kitchen artifact to be identified. Bring something sweet or savory made from a family recipe to share! This event is free to all.
Here are some story ideas: Describe Grammie’s kitchen (or mom's or Aunt Ethel's or Grampa Sid's); Tell of a favorite memory centered on that kitchen; Did your family use butter or margarine?; Did you have a specific menu for special holidays?; Did your house have a cookie jar? What was in it? Can you describe it; What was the first meal you learned to make? How did it turn out? Who taught you? Aprons or not? Wood, gas, electric stove?
For more information, call the library at 563-5513. The library is at 184 Main Street in Damariscotta.