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Debra taught Julie Sennott, Carol Kautz, and Fred Kautz how to cook a colonial era meal in an open hearth. They ate what they had cooked using colonial style place settings.

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Moriah Arnold points to a reflector oven that Debra Vanderwerf is using to cook chickens in an open hearth. Moriah, a sixth grader at Harvard Elementary School, attended an anti-war rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday where, according to the Boston Globe, she was the youngest speaker.

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Debra Vanderwerf helps Fred Kautz improve his open hearth cooking skills during a demonstration last Sunday, January 28.

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Carol and Fred Kautz check the progress of chickens cooking in a reflector oven similar to the type used in colonial days as Debra Vanderwerf provides instruction last Sunday, January 28.

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(L-R) Moriah Arnold, Debra Vanderwerf, Julie Sennot, Carol Kautz, and Fred Kautz in front of the open hearth at Debra’s Harvard home last Sunday, January 8. Debra taught the participants how to cook a meal in an open hearth. Later, they ate what they had cooked using colonial style place settings.