July my cousin and I returned to
, the hometown of our Grandmother.
Her father Joseph Martin Hosking emigrated there from
during the Copper Boom in the
While attending the 14th Gathering of the Cornish, I was
able to learn a great deal about what our ancestor’s lives were like.
I attended the class “A Cornish American Cookbook” presented by Holly
Landon Hinkel & Brad Landon from The Pennsylvania Cornwall Association,
& Brad are siblings who grew up in
just two doors from their Cornish
born Grandparents. They talked about
all of the love & hard work that went into collecting recipes & putting
together the “Cornish Cookery.” Many
of the Cornish cookbooks are hard to understand with the old measurements and
terminology so they did a lot of research and experimented with the different
recipes. The book that came of
that research makes it easy to understand and prepare these wonderful old
cookbook includes an interesting introduction; some history about Cornish
cooking; helpful hints; and cooking tips. I
enjoyed the seminar immensely and bought one of the wonderful cookbooks, then
decided to order more so that others in PNCS would have the opportunity to enjoy
them. The book is now available on
the website, Cornish Country Store and at the meetings for just $12.50.