As a part of the Taste of Tennessee Festival, the Heritage Alliance is excited to partner with the Exchange Place in Kingsport to offer an open-hearth cooking class on September 21st. We will have a class that day at 10:00 am. Students must be 10 years of age or older to participate in this class. Space is limited to 15 people. If parents would like to participate with their students, they will also need to register and pay the $12.00. Observing parents may have to wait outside or take turns watching the instruction. Instructor Heather Gilreath will lead students through the process. Payment of $12.00 is required upon registration. All supplies are included. The Exchange Place is located at 4812 Orebank Rd, Kingsport, TN 37664. 

Perhaps no food is more associated with early America than the humble hoecake. This historic “fast food” fed both rich and poor, enslaved and elite.  Join us for an interactive and engaging presentation at Exchange Place Historic Site to learn more about hoecakes and other fare of the antebellum Mountain South.  In the reconstructed log kitchen, you will see first-hand how food was prepared over an open fire in the days before electricity and indoor plumbing. Especially curious students may even make their own hoecakes!

*Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes.

To sign up for the class, please complete the registration form below the pictures.


Open Hearth Cooking Class Registration

Please select time for 09/21/23(Required)
Parent/Guardian Name(Required)
Price: $12.00