Open-Hearth Cooking and Living History
Living history interpreter Clarissa Clifton demonstrates open-hearth cooking using traditional 19th century southern recipes. Sensing how lengthy this process can be, visitors are welcome to drop-in at any point then go enjoy the grounds and exhibits, take a house tour ticketed price, and then pop back into the kitchen to see the results. From baking without an oven to cooking vegetables and meat over a fire, recipes and presentation will change seasonally but there is always something delicious to smell and good conversation. Please note that this is for educational demonstration purposes only. Visitors are not encouraged to participate or taste food for safety precautions.
Clarissa Clifton is a long-term living history interpreter and open hearth cooking expert. She shares and cooks seasonal recipes, often inspired by what’s growing in the Smith garden, walking visitors through the methods of cooking over an open fire with use of traditional cast iron cookware and tools.
*Free to the public. House Tour Ticket is not required.