Cultural Influences in the Spanish Colonial Kitchen

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Date: January 22, 2016

St. Augustine, FL –Fort Matanzas National Monument will host a special free day event on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. During this event reenactors dressed as Spanish colonial women will describe the life of a typical woman in Saint Augustine during the Spanish period. Reenactors will also be demonstrating how foods from three different cultures combined and created some of the best dishes available in 1740s colonial Spanish Florida. Produce from three very different cultures - Native American, African, and Spanish - will be on display, with conversations about how each of these influenced the Spanish kitchen.

In addition, the park will be operating its regular ferry service to the fort during this event. Enjoy a shortfree ferry ride to Fort Matanzas and spend about 40 minutes exploring the fort and its role as protector of St. Augustine's southern approach. Boarding passes are required for the ferry and are distributed on a first come, first served basis at the park's visitor center. Space is limited for these ferry trips.

If using a GPS to locate us, our address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080.

The park is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on Anastasia Island and four miles south of SR 206 on Highway A1A.

For additional information, call 904-471-0116

Last updated: January 22, 2016

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