Few names conjure up as much respect, admiration or praise as that of Frederick Douglass. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Preservation Maryland is proud to remember the contributions of one the state’s most famous citizens.
Abraham Lincoln made many visits and stops in Maryland over the course of his presidency and broader political career, but perhaps none are as photographically iconic as his trip to the Maryland countryside in October of 1862.
Historic Recipes for an Epic Maryland Thanksgiving
11/24/2015 By Meagan Baco
Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on our nation’s history, our personal heritage and family traditions, and all the people and places that we’re blessed to know and enrich our lives…and to make some delicious food!
PUT A LITTLE MARYLAND IN YOUR THANKGIVING
Joyce White is a foodways historian with ties to the Riverdale Mansion and the William Paca House, and has shared Maryland’s culinary traditions with the world through her blog, A Taste of History. Here’s her take on how to put a little Maryland into your Thanksgiving:
“When Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving in 1863, approximately 1/4 of Baltimore’s population was made up of German immigrants. Is it any wonder then that a traditional accompaniment to the Baltimore Thanksgiving menu is sauerkraut? Also, oysters are also a traditional historic Maryland food to add to the menu whether in stuffing, raw on the half-shell, or as the main ingredient of a soup. And, you can never go wrong with adding a bit of Old Bay to the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, or crab dip appetizer.”