Renaissance Festival to host historic cooking demonstrations

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Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Put down that lance and pick up a spoon!
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival begins soon, taking place on weekends August 20 through October 2.

For the history-minded foodie, Anjila K. Olsen, a.k.a. Alice the Cook will be offering cooking demonstrations four times daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Guard Encampment behind Mac's Pub.

Each weekend at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival is assigned a different theme and Alice the Cook will cook and lecture on a related topic. Check out what's in store:

Theme Weekend Demos:

· Italian weekend - History of pasta and how to make pasta from scratch

· Royal Ale weekend - How to make Shepard's Pie and Black Pudding (British)

· Silk Road - Curry Chickpea Stew, Samosa, and Chicken Tika

· Highland Fling - How to make Haggis (traditional and vegetarian versions)

· Wine and Chocolate - Pomegranate and Raspberry Wine Pork with Port Poached Pears along with the History of Chocolate

· High Seas - Historical Overview of how to prepare foods for long voyages: Salting, Smoking, and Pickling techniques will be demonstrated

· Irish - Farrells, Boxtys, and Lamb Stew

Location Info

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Renaissance Festival Site

12364 Chestnut Blvd., Shakopee, MN

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