Early Massachusetts food and herbs is topic of lecture and demo, Nov. 14

A free lecture and demonstration titled “Early Massachusetts history, food and herbs leading up to and including the War of 1812” will be presented by author and chef, Katherine B. Moose, at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, part of AHA’s “Art of the Plate”, on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Resource Room. Seating is limited.

A native of Baltimore, Katherine Barney Moose is a descendant of the Claggett family of Maryland, and several old New England whaling families. Currently a resident of Easton, Maryland, her books include “Annapolis: The Guidebook”, “Eastern Shore of Maryland: The Guidebook”, “God’s Bounty: “Chesapeake’s Bounty”, “Chesapeake’s Bounty II, New England’s Bounty, “Nantucket’s Bounty”; and “Maryland’s Western Shore: The Guidebook.” Mrs. Moose has also authored several publications on the fiber optic telecommunications business, and is a consultant on international business and protocol. Her many interests include gourmet cooking, fine wines, history, sailing, genealogy, gardening, theology, and travel.

“With an avid interest in history, my talk will focus on early food and history leading up to the War of 1812; what was consumed during that time, how it was provided and I will give a cooking demonstration with foods typical of the period,” she said.

Her books will be available for sale and signing.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of whales, whaling and the cultural history of the region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Hours of operation, November through March: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on holiday Mondays. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Year. Wheelchair accessible. For more info:  www.whalingmuseum.org.

For more information contact:
Arthur Motta
New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-997-0046
amotta@whalingmuseum.org