Paula Marcoux, food historian and author of “Cooking with Fire” (Storey Publishing, 2014), will be returning to ifarm LLC this winter, on February 11th, to continue our exploration into 19th-century specialties of the New England winter kitchen.
Ms. Marcoux will guide a small group of eight participants in the preparation of a delicious sit-down meal utilizing a hearth, brick oven and wood burning stove. In particular, she will cover how to unlock tastes that only a relationship with open fire can bring out, including flavors produced by foods’ exposure to red-hot coals, or to the mellow heat retained in masonry. Everyone will receive hands-on experience. (Veterans of our 2017 class, please note: the 2018 menu will include new dishes, recipes and concepts, along with perhaps a previous favorite or two.)
ifarm LLC is a restored, 19th century farmstead located in Boxford, MA. The property has been recognized by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) as a National Historic Place and recipient, in 2016, of a MHC Preservation Award. Tickets for this workshop are available online at: