WORCESTER PA – What’s it take to bake a pie? Goschenhoppen regional historian Nancy Roan will attempt to answer that question July 11 (2009; Saturday) at 1 p.m. at the Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2100 Shearer Rd., in a program titled “The Pennsylvania German Tradition of Pies.”
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
Pie-making is a centuries-old skill that’s accompanied by folklore. For Pennsylvania Germans that settled this region during the 18th and 19th centuries, the cultural significance of producing pies went beyond feeding a family, Roan’s research shows. A pie crust, for example, supposedly could indicate whether its maker were ready to marry.
Following her talk, Roan will demonstrate how to make, mark and crimp a pie crust, and let visitors try their hands at it as well. It’s “a great opportunity to learn about the historical production of pies in this region and perhaps add to your own (baking) repertoire in the process,” farmstead site educator Kimberly Boice said.
A $2 donation is requested from those who attend. For more information, call the farmstead, a Montgomery County (PA) historic site, at 610-584-5104.
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