Long, long before children spent Saturday mornings watching Bugs Bunny dismantle Elmer Fudd’s garden in search of his favorite treat, Americans have enjoyed carrots. For February’s edition of Tavern Tastings, a virtual lecture series from Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center and Fraunces Tavern Museum, carrots take center stage.
Carrots were a part of American colonists’ diets and showed up in dishes such as carrot jam and carrot pudding, a precursor to today’s carrot cake. In fact, carrot cake is part of Fraunces Tavern Museum’s history: Samuel Fraunces served carrot cake at his tavern in lower Manhattan, and versions of that recipe exist today. It’s likely that George Washington – a fan of Fraunces’s food – enjoyed the carrot cake.
This Tavern Tastings program will take place Tuesday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Leading the conversation will be Mary Tsaltas-Ottomanelli, education and public programs coordinator at Fraunces Tavern Museum, and Catherine Prescott, chief curator at KTM&HC. This program is free, with a suggested $5 donation per viewer. Registered participants will get the Zoom link for the program on the afternoon of February 2.
To register for the February Tavern Tastings program, click here.
To catch up with previous editions of Tavern Tastings, visit the KTM&HC YouTube page.
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