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Vintage Recipes as Time Travel

158 West High Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-4642
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Would you like to travel back in time to learn about recipes of the 20th century? Come to our vintage food class with author, Thomas Kelchner, to hear about his book that explores his mother-in-law’s vast archive of American comfort food recipes and their place in history. He’ll also discuss his current project: a book based on his great-grandmother’s 1894 manuscript cookbook. A few pamphlets of his favorite recipes and handouts from his presentation will be available. Registration Required.

Tom Kelchner of Carlisle, author of To Great Grandmother's House We Go, is a former newspaper journalist with the Harrisburg Patriot and deputy press secretary to former Gov. Robert P. Casey. He spent the second half of his long career as a technical writer and blogger in the computer anti-virus industry. Tom has had a lifelong interest in ethnic cooking and baking and Pennsylvania wines. He blogs about "the food and drink of everyday life" on PaFoodLife.com. Learn more about him at: https://pafoodlife.com/about