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!

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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.”

JUST SOME OF JOYCE’S RECIPES

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Meagan Baco shares the stories of the Old Line State’s important history and unique places – and the people working to preserve it, through Preservation Maryland’s website and publications.

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