Maryland Food History

Maryland Food History
Tuesday, June 8 & 15, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Free Class • Hosted by the Senior Center of Frederick
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Join us to discover the fascinating facts behind Maryland’s long history, diverse inhabitants, and varied landscapes. Find out how these elements come together to craft a delicious cornucopia of foods and culinary traditions. In this lively and engaging two-part session, Professor Christine Rai explores tastes of Maryland, both familiar and unique, from the Appalachians of western Maryland to the Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore. Dive into the history of familiar favorites like Old Bay, Smith Island cake, and Natty Boh beer and more as we uncover unusual food items including shad roe, ramps, and muskrat. Explore how Marylanders both indigenous and immigrant, historic and recent, have all evolved the enticing foodways of the “Land of Pleasant Living”.

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