Fort Nisqually had a special event today, “What’s Cooking”. It is a day of 19th century cooking and a cooking contest. As a prospective volunteer, I was invited to attend, talk with the other volunteers and observe.
I did only one sketch. This is the cart with extra plants from their garden which the let the public take for a donation.
I kicked myself as I drove home that I didn’t sketch the cooking but I was so involved with talking with them! I met the costume coordinator and sewing guild manager. I had several interesting conversations with the costumed interpreters. It’s made me feel even more eager to get started!
Celebrity guest cook Paula Marcoux, food historian and author of Cooking with Fire was there demonstrating cooking and also gave a lecture. She is an archeologist by training.
The rest of the photos are here.