Tryon Palace’s September Lunch and Learn to Highlight Colonial Cooking

NEW BERN, NC – Sept. 15, 2017

The history of cooking guides in the colonial period will be the focus of Tryon Palace’s next installment during its monthly Lunch and Learn series. “From Receipt Book to Cookbook” will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at noon in the North Carolina History Center.

“In the 18th century, recipes were called receipts,” explains Matt Arthur, Tryon Palace Living History Program Coordinator. “Cookbooks of the 18th century held a variety of different kinds of receipts – from food to medicines and occasionally cosmetics. This was because the kitchen was the place that, for many families, these sorts of things originated.”

“From Receipt Book to Cookbook” is a part of Tryon Palace’s monthly lunch series.

Tickets for each event are $6 per person and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members. Visitors must bring their own lunch for these events. Each Lunch and Learn will begin at noon and guests will meet in Mattocks Hall inside the North Carolina History Center.

For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit

Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

September 16: Garden Lecture Series

September 16-17: Lanterns on the Lawn

September 19: Behind the Scenes: Tryon Palace Gardens

September 23-24: Civil War Weekend