Cruisin’ Connecticut – Colonial Cooking at ‘Hempsted Thanksgiving’

colonial Cooking at Hempsted Thanksgiving new london ct

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) – Today we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to New London, home of the Hempsted Houses for ‘Hempsted Thanksgiving.’

The Hempsted House was built in New London in 1678. Now, the historic home allows you to experience what it was like to live in Connecticut in the 18th century.

We don’t even have running water here so you’re sort of living in the 18th century.

This Saturday, you can experience ‘Hempsted Thanksgiving’ – a colonial cooking experience.

We’re doing a chicken in the reflector oven. And I’m boiling pumpkin. The original settlers learned about pumpkins as “pumpions.”

According to the Hempsted’s diaries, they would “celebrate” Thanksgiving multiple times a year. We crafted the culinary delight of “corn oysters.” No seafood here. Just corn, corn meal… and eggs.

‘Hempsted Thanksgiving’ is a free event happening this Saturday from 1-4pm. Visit The Hempsted Houses: 11 Hempstead St, New London, CT 06320

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s