Open Hearth Cooking at the Manor



Time: 6:00pm
Location: Nelles Manor Museum

Open Hearth Cooking at Nelles Manor
Date: Sunday, November 4th
Time: 6pm
Price: $30 and includes a tour

You will prepare a simple seasonal autumn meal using recipes from the 19th-century, some of which were written by a Grimsby resident in 1840. You’ll get a chance to try out a variety of hearth-cooking and butter-making techniques with the help of historic Cook Demonstrator Julia Baird in the museum’s original 230-year old open hearth fireplace, and you’ll also enjoy a tour of the museum, time to sit and enjoy the meal around the harvest table and a booklet of recipes to take home.

Julia Baird is a Historical Interpreter who has worked in historic house museums with a culinary focus for a decade, using mid 19th-century recipes to cook, bake & preserve using an open hearth, brick oven and wood-fired range. You’ll find her Food History blog at

Pre-registration is required. Please email or call 289-235-7755 to reserve your place.

Disclaimer: For safety reasons, we recommend that attendees wear closed toe shoes, avoid wearing dangley scarves, sleeves etc., and have their legs and ankles covered.

Historic Cook Demonstrator Julia Baird