Eat your history: Common sense cookery

The much loved and relied-upon Commonsense cookery book was published over 100 years ago as a standard schools cookery text. But before it came about, students compiled their own cookery books, by hand.

Join gastronomer Jacqui Newling and Susannah Place curator Anna Cossu to explore the culinary world of Dolly Youngein, a student at Fort Street High School (Observatory Hill), who lived with her family behind the ‘cheap cash grocer’ shop at Susannah Place, 64 Gloucester Street, in Sydney’s Rocks. Tour the kitchens and try your hand at one of the recipes from Dolly’s handwritten cookbook which reveals the types of dishes and cooking techniques deemed necessary for girls and young women to master in the early 1900s.

Bookings essential

General $50
Concession $45
Members $40

Refreshments included

When & Where

Sunday 23 April 2017 11.30AM–1.30PM

Susannah Place Museum

58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000
+612 9241 1893

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