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Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village Dinner Package

October 9-10, 15-17 and 22-24, 2015
Celebrate the fall season with a sumptuous candlelit harvest supper.

Local Roots Fall Evening Dining

November 6, 2015
Join us for a cooking-lesson on how this five-course meal was prepared.
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The Henry Ford has a "tasty" collection of food-related artifacts that let us peer into kitchens from America's past. It is one of the best collections of its kind in the country.

1775-1800
Cast Iron Pot
Probably United States
30.908.1
Cast iron pots like this one were the most basic and important pieces of cooking equipment in a 1700s kitchen. The pot’s rounded shape and tapered neck helped to contain flavors and juices while cooking food. Pots were usually hung in the fireplace directly over the blazing fire.

Women used cast iron pots like this one to boil vegetables or simmer soups and stews for their family’s meals. One-pot meals like stews were easier to prepare and tend for the busy colonial housewife.