Food, Drink and Celebrations: An Interview with Dutch Culinary Historian, Peter Rose

Recently Peter Rose sat down with Daily Gazette Reporter and SCHS volunteer Bill Buell to talk about her newest books and her most recent research. 

Peter’s newest program, Saint Nicholas: The Saint Who Became Santa, was a huge success at the Schenectady County Historical Society.  Speaking to a standing room only crowd, Peter explored the history of Santa Claus from a Bishop of Myra to the Dutch Sinterklaas and finally the Americanized Santa Claus of today.  Using beautiful paintings and artwork from history as well as little known documents from New York’s colonial past Peter successfully educated as well as entertained our audience.

The Schenectady County Historical Society thanks Peter Rose for her amazing program as well as the New York State Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities grant program for making talk a reality and especially thank you to our amazing volunteers who always do so much and are able to overcome any hurdle!

If you missed Peter’s program (or just can’t get enough of Dutch Culinary History!) check out Bill Buell’s interview at the attached link.  Copies of Peter’s numerous books are available at the historical society (the perfect gift for the foodie on your list!)

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