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Beef Stew with Dumplings

Farm-to-Table Shaker Cooking Series 4

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$90.00 – $380.00


Farm-to-Table Cooking Series

Friday, September 13, 2024

5:00 – 9:00 pm

Great Stone Dwelling Dining Room

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the timeless traditions of Shaker family-style cooking with our enriching Shaker-Simplicity: Farm-to-Table Cooking Series. This unique series delves into the Shaker community’s profound connection to self-sustainability, locally sourced ingredients, and the joys of communal dining.

 Learn the Shakers’ meticulous yet simple cooking techniques that emphasize wholesome, hearty, and flavorful dishes. We’ll harvest ingredients from the Shaker Gardens, and embrace the spirit of farm-to-table by utilizing meat and fresh produce sourced from local farms. Each session will highlight the importance of fresh, local produce, and you’ll learn to create mouthwatering meals that celebrate the bounty of the season. You’ll understand the full journey from farm to table, embodying the Shakers’ ethos of living in harmony with the land.

Experience the joy of communal dining, a cornerstone of Shaker life. Share meals with fellow participants, fostering a sense of community and connection. Learn about the Shakers’ dining traditions, where meals were a time for gathering, quiet reflection, and gratitude.

Join us for this journey into the heart of Shaker culinary traditions. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a novice, this workshop series offers a unique opportunity to learn, share, and savor the enduring legacy of Shaker cooking. Embrace the values of simplicity, sustainability, and community through the lens of this timeless culinary heritage.

Session Four: Shaker Simplicity: Shaker Soups, Stocks & Stews

Step into the warmth and comfort of Shaker kitchens with our “Shaker Simplicity: Shaker Soups, Stocks, and Stews” workshop. Immerse yourself in the timeless art of creating a nourishing, soul-satisfying meal inspired by Shaker culinary traditions.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the foundational techniques of Shaker cooking, focusing on simplicity, quality ingredients, and slow-simmered goodness.
  • Discover the secrets of crafting flavorful stocks from scratch, using fresh herbs, vegetables, and bones.
  • Master the art of creating a hearty stew that warms the body and soul, perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Join us as we journey back in time to embrace the warmth and hospitality of Shaker kitchens, where every meal was crafted with care and intention. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a kitchen novice, this workshop will leave you inspired to bring the soulful simplicity of Shaker cuisine into your own home.

Menu for September 13th Class

Shaker Beef Stew with Dumplings

Rosemary and Cheddar Biscuits

Seasonal Salad with Homemade Herbed Vinaigrette

Shaker Apple Pie with Rosewater Crust

Weather permitting, dine in the Shaker Herb Garden

Enjoy locally sourced ingredients from Stewart Farm, and the Shaker Gardens

Red and White table wine will be offered at dinner.

Groups of four will work together at three work stations to create a meal to share together while learning about Shaker cooking practices and techniques, Shaker self-sustainability, and communal dining.

Class is limited to 12 participants. Advance registration is required.

Shaker Simplicity: Farm-to-Table Cooking Series (see individual listings for details of other workshops in the series):

Handcrafted Pasta & Farm-to-Table Traditions 

Friday, June 7, 2024   5:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

Herb & Hearth-Shaker Secrets to Flavorful Cooking

Friday, July 12, 2024 5:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

Shaker Mastery of Gravies & Sauces

Friday, August 9, 2024   5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Shaker Soups, Stocks, & Stews

Friday, September 13, 2024   5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and join us for a delicious journey into Shaker culinary tradition!

Sign up for this class only:

Museum Member – $90/person

Non-Member – $100/person

Sign up for the series of 4 cooking workshops:

Museum Member – $340/person

Non-Member – $380/person

All proceeds from this workshop go to support the educational mission of Enfield Shaker Museum.

Coming from a distance? Why not plan to stay overnight in the historic Great Stone Dwelling? Check out room availability here.


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Soups, Stocks, & Stews - Museum Member
$ 90.00
12 available
Soups, Stocks, & Stews - Non-Member
$ 100.00
12 available


Enfield Shaker Museum
447 NH Route 4A
Enfield, NH 03748 United States
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(603) 632-4346