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Local History Talk: The History Of Chocolate In The Hudson Valley

A View of Rensselaerville Manufactory, Courtesy of The New York Public Library

Sat, Feb 11 - Sat, Feb 11  2023

Hudson Area Library - New York Consulate Region

The Jacob Leisler Institute will once again co-host a presentation with the Hudson Area Library on February 11, at 1pm. During this talk, “Local History Talk: The History Of Chocolate In The Hudson Valley,” Culinary historian Peter G. Rose, author of History on Your Plate: Recipes from America’s Dutch Past for Today’s Cook, will talk about chocolate in colonial New York.

Join Culinary Historian Peter G. Rose for her talk on the History of Chocolate in the Hudson Valley. Ms. Rose will discuss the early trade by the Valley’s Dutch settlers in the 17th century and the subsequent manufacturing developments of chocolate through the 18th century into the late 19th century. There will be free samples of locally made chocolate from Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar and other local businesses at the event.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 11, 1 PM
Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

About Peter G. Rose

Culinary historian Peter G. Rose was born in the Netherlands and came to the United States in the mid-1960s. She has contributed a syndicated column on family food and cooking to the New York-based Gannett newspapers for more than twenty years and written articles for magazines such as Gourmet, Saveur and the Hudson Valley Magazine. She is the author of 10 books on the Dutch influence on the American kitchen. She received the 2002 Alice P. Kenney Award for research and writing on the food customs and diet of the Dutch settlers in New Netherland. She lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to Dutch and Dutch-American culinary history, including at the Smithsonian Institute, the National Gallery, the Peabody Essex Museum,

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