Mrs. Goodfellow: The Story of America's First Cooking School

Thursday, 9/13/2012 6:00pm

Event Type

Lecture/Panel Discussion
Act 48/CEU Credits Offered
The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Mrs. Goodfellow was a cook and confectioner who conducted cooking classes in her pastry shop in early 19th-century Philadelphia. Becky Diamond, author of Mrs. Goodfellow: The Story of America’s First Cooking School, will discuss what it was like to be a student under her tutelage and Philadelphia’s role as the premiere food city of its day. The lecture will be accompanied by a display of documents from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s collection, including several historic cookbooks.