Historic Cooking Challenge

Do you love to cook? Do you love History? Then, Sandy Spring Museum’s Historic Cooking Challenge is for you!

Try your hand at making a weekly recipe from the museum’s historic collection, then share the results to social media throughout the week using #SSMHistoricCookingChallenge. Don’t forget to tag the museum on Faceboook (@sandyspringmuseum) and Instagram (@sandyspringmuseum). New to social media? Here are instructions for tagging and posting on Facebook and Instagram.

Olney-based foodie and nutritionist, Debbie Amster, has hand-picked recipes from the archives, putting together an eclectic mix of oldfangled recipes sure to excite, baffle, and challenge cooks of all skill levels.

During this 8-week challenge, Debbie will make the recipe and share the results on the museum’s social media pages. Drop an image of your finished product in the comments and tell her about your experience in the kitchen!

Looking to support local small businesses and for the freshest ingredients? Visit the Olney Farmers Market and stop by the information booth for a hard copy of each week’s recipe.

Week One
Sandy Spring Sponge Cake

Week Two
Post Office Bread

Week Three
Egg Noodle Salad

Week Four
Green Corn Pudding

The Historic Cooking Challenge has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.