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US History Gets Cooking

Recently, four of Susie Cirone’s classes researched and cooked historical recipes together. The US History students chose three recipes that were connected to their class reading: Monticello Muffins (Thomas Jefferson), Jackson Jumble Sugar Cookies (Andrew Jackson), and Susan B Anthony Tapioca Apple Pudding.
The ingredients of the recipes aimed to be authentic and included locally sourced ingredients, with a few adjustments. For example, Monticello Muffins (a recipe made by slaves) would have taken two days to prepare had they followed the exact instructions. In order to complete their dish within the hour block, baking soda was used in place of yeast to speed up the process. The class discussed why they made changes and concluded that it’s consistent with how recipes are shared—altered according to people’s taste, availability of ingredients, and time.

Cushing Academy

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Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.