Friday, October 11, 2013

Get More Iron in Your Diet

Deborah Peterson will lead the workshop.
Forget the "Iron Chef," stop by Pottsgrove Manor Oct. 19 and check out the Cast Iron Chef.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, Pottstown's own Pottsgrove Manor will host an open-hearth cooking workshop entitled “Cast-Iron Chef” in the manor’s reconstructed colonial kitchen. 

A common material for cooking equipment in past centuries, cast-iron is experiencing a resurgence in popularity among modern cooks for its durability and versatility. 

In this hands-on workshop, historic cook Deborah Peterson will teach participants how to cook with and care for cast iron cookware. 

Historically and seasonally appropriate dishes of the colonial period will be prepared and consumed by the participants. 

The workshop is open to participants ages 12 and up, but those under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. 

There is a fee of $50 per person. 

To ensure one-on-one instruction, the class size is limited to eight. 

Registration forms may be picked up at Pottsgrove Manor or downloaded online at

The workshop is being held in conjunction with Pottsgrove Manor’s current exhibit “Forging a Lifestyle: Ironworking with the Potts Family,” which runs until Nov. 3 and can be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Tours are given on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3 p.m. 

The site is closed Mondays and major holidays. Groups of ten or more should pre-register by calling 610-326-4014. 

Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King St. near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown. 

Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department. 

For more information, call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at

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