Susan McLellan Plaisted


Susan McLellan Plaisted, Proprietress -Heart to Hearth Cookery, has developed a joy for public speaking and sharing the experimental archaeology of food, techniques, and processes. A registered dietitian with a Masters degree in Health Education, Plaisted has researched and studied food history for over 30 years. She has over 38 years of experience in public speaking, eight of them as a Commonwealth Speaker. Plaisted has spoken to numerous groups including historical societies, retirement communities, antique clubs, culinary historian groups, libraries, national and international associations.


  • Chocolate: The Pennsylvania Connection
  • Lenape Foodways
  • Dining with William Penn
  • Tea in the 18th Century
  • Salt: Every Attempt Should be Made to Preserve it



Interested in having Susan McLellan Plaisted speak to your group? E-mail her.




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