How many times have you smelled a cake baking and felt instantly transported to your grandmother’s kitchen? Perhaps nothing ties us more to our past than food. It can conjure up an instant memory or connect us to those who lived long ago. Recipes are passed down generation through generation, often becoming beloved family heirlooms. Recipes also offer us a glimpse into how our ancestors once lived and can help us understand how the foods we eat today evolved.
This spring, history comes alive in the Center for Health & Wellbeing Nutrition Theatre under the guidance of Rachel Simmons, the archivist at the Winter Park Library. Rachel will teach you how to make two types of buttermilk biscuits, while sharing the history of how these beloved baked goods came to be one of the fundamental dishes of the American South.