Saturday at the Old Courthouse

Food historian Suzanne Corbett will be in period costume (see photo) on Saturday (12/15) at the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, doing food demonstrations. This week, it’s Christmas 1820 with vintage recipes for plum pudding and gingerbread.

Suzanne Corbett

Her demonstrations are part of the historic holiday celebrations sponsored by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial/National Parks Service.

Click on the “recipes” tab at the top of this page for Suzanne’s recipe for Pecan Pralines, a St Louis French colonial favorite made by early St. Louis cooks who used wild pecans from the thick groves that once grew along the riverfront, which replaced the almonds in the original French recipe.




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