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The Great Colonial Cook-Off

7 July, 2023 @ 17:30 - 19 August, 2023 @ 02:30

Join us as we re-discover the tastes & techniques of 17th century cooking. Each Friday (July 8 – August 19, 2023) we’ll post an original colonial recipe and challenge you to recreate it in your own kitchen.

With their bizarre ingredients, missing measurements, and directions only a goode huswife could follow, 17th century recipes are anything but simple. But don’t dismay! We make it easy for you to join in the fun.

Along with the original 17th century recipe, we’ll also post our best guess at a 21st century translation. Plus, back at the Colony of Avalon’s 17th century kitchen, Lori and Krista (our Living History Interpreters) will be cooking right along with you. For the next six days, they’ll share their successes, failures and lessons learned via the Colony’s social media feeds and we’re hoping you’ll do the same. And to spur you on, we’re offering some great weekly and grand prizes.

Prizes, Prizes and More Prizes

At the end of each week, we’ll put every entry in a hat (or butter pot) and randomly draw a winner. But that’s just the start. All entries will also be added to our grand prize draw. Cook and post all 6 recipes and you’ll be automatically entered to win our bonus prize!

And just to keep things interesting…. Each week as our collective skills and confidence grow, the recipes will get just a little bit harder. So what are you waiting for? On you marks, get set …. uhh … dewte on be eggys?


7 July, 2023 @ 17:30
19 August, 2023 @ 02:30


17th Century Kitchen
The Colony of Avalon
Ferryland, Canada


The Colony of Avalon
1 (709) 432-3200
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