Hudson Heritage Association welcomes Chef Larkin Rogers, who will discuss
 how Hudson’s early settlers ate and drank. Yes, samples will be served.

When people think of the historic Western Reserve, they think of brave early settlers, New England-style architecture and gorgeous streetscapes. At Hudson Heritage Association’s December meeting, attendees will be thinking about something else.


Internationally acclaimed chef and Hudson native Larkin Rogers will highlight HHA’s December get-together with a presentation and discussion titled “Foods of the Historic Western Reserve.”

She will examine how New England’s palette moved West with the Western Reserve’s settlers.

“I am excited to discuss how our foods came to be our foods, how items like cheese, apples and apple cider were integral to the lives of Hudson’s early residents,” said Rogers, who worked abroad in numerous critically acclaimed restaurants, including her own, before returning to the United States to become Executive Catering Chef for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

“I’m also eager to offer some ideas on how we can incorporate the Western Reserve settlers’ ingredients, flavors and culinary styles into today’s holiday dishes.”

Attendees will be treated to samples of some of the dishes and drink that Hudson residents would have enjoyed 200 years ago.

“Just as a historic Hudson home is so much more than just the shelter with four walls, the food of the historic Western Reserve was so much more than sustenance,” said Don Husat, Co-President of Hudson Heritage Association. “Food was about family, celebration and gratitude.

“Hudson Heritage Association is happy to be able to offer a setting for the community to gather, learn and celebrate the holiday season.”

HHA’s December’s meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at Barlow Community Center, 41 South Oviatt Street.

What: HHA’s December meeting: “Food of the Historic Western Reserve.”
When: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2018
Where: Barlow Community Center, 41 South Oviatt Street, Hudson.
Who: Everyone. This program is free and open to the public.