The Open Hearth: Historic English Foodways

At Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

The cuisine of a given culture derives from a host of variables, ranging from climate to tradition to the availability of certain ingredients. Our tastes, too, may change over time as some foods fall out of fashion and new ones are adopted. If you opened an English cookbook from the 17th century, do you think that you would find the cuisine familiar? See what’s on the menu at the Common House and savor the aroma of open-hearth cooking as educators dressed in period attire prepare authentic, 17th-century recipes. Food is for demonstration purposes only.


  • January 22, 2022, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Event Hours

    10 AM - 3 PM.

    Meeting Place

    The Common House inside the Palisade Wall.

    What to Bring

    Comfortable walking shoes, water, and sunscreen.


    Free with admission.