At the 18th-century Barns-Brinton House in Chadds Ford, it’s possible to experience what Colonial-era cooking was like, writes Meisha Johnson for CBS Philly.
The house, which dates back to 1714, was built as a tavern and served people traveling between Maryland and Philadelphia, according to Michael Connolly of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The people could stop in for a drink, stay the night, get some food, and stable their horses.
At the house, the kitchen still works. On a recent visit, volunteer and Colonial-era reenactor Sandy Johnson prepared a simple and familiar dish called “Maccaroni” from the 18th-century cookbook of John Farley.
Once the pasta was cooked, Farley’s ingredients were added: cream, butter, which would be rolled and then floured to give more consistency to the Maccaroni, and then parmesan cheese.
Tours of the Barns-Brinton House, located at 630 Baltimore Pike, take place on Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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