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Victorian Cooking Class

Date & Time

August 20, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This event repeats monthly until 9/1/2022.


Mathias Ham Historic Site
2241 Lincoln Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001

A three-course Victorian Cooking Class is being held at the Mathias Ham Historic Site on June 18, July 16, and August 20.

This series of cooking during the Victorian era will focus on what would have been available in Iowa. These courses may have been served to the Ham family themselves!

Adults or families are all invited to attend. All of the items that will be made are cakes or snacks, with tasting at the end!

June is Seed Cake - This recipe was served as a snack during tea time in the late 19th century.

July is Sally Lunn - This is a yeast bread recipe from the 1700s but with an Iowa twist. Mrs. Welch's Recipes was a cookbook that published it as a "quick bread" in 1884. Mrs. Welch was a teacher from Ames.

August is Apple Cornmeal Pancakes - This Civil War era recipe utilizes all of the popular tastes from the southern states.

These classes cost $15 per person/per class and take 60-90 minutes.

To register, contact Victoria Cote, Historic Site Manager, at 563-557-9545 x218.

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