Current CHC Events & Projects

Sunday, April 23, at 1 p.m. EDT (virtual)

Elizabeth Raffald, England’s Most Influential Housekeeper

Neil Buttery will talk about his new book Before Mrs. Beeton: Elizabeth Raffald, England’s Most Influential Housekeeper. Mrs. Raffald first published her own highly successful book The Experienced English Housekeeper in 1769. Not content with book publishing, she also set up a cookery school and ran a high-class tavern attracting both gentry and nobility, gave birth (reputedly) to 16 daughters, wrote a book on midwifery and was an effective exorcist of evil spirits. Dr. Buttery has lots of information to share about this remarkable woman and her tumultuous life. Admission is $10.09 (free for CHC members). Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Sunday, June 11

From Figgy Duff to Loblolly: History of the Newfoundland & Labrador Table

Author Jennifer Leigh Hill will discuss her book The Foods of Newfoundland and Labrador: Tracing the History of the Province’s Cookery, which looks at the history of how some of the various dishes that are typically served in both homes and restaurants around the province have evolved, and continue to evolve, from the 1600s to the present.
It examines food that can be traced back to the early settlers: the English, Irish, Scottish, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Basque, and recipes that are representative of each group are presented. Examples include Figgy Duff (England), Boxty (Ireland), Scotch Eggs (Scotland), Croquettes (France), Sardinhas Asadas (Spain), Char-Grilled Octopus (Basque), and Egg Tarts (Portugal).
Tickets for CHC members are free; non-members pay $8.50. Both members and non-members may choose a “pay as you may” option to donate the amount of their choice. Pre-registration is required on Eventbrite.

Saturday, October 15, 2023, 2 to 4 p.m. ET

CHC Annual General Meeting