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From spicy to sweet, Maryland food has it all. The origins of this pie are murky, with some recipes noting that it was a poor man’s dessert, created by those who could not afford high-class ingredients. Joyce White, a culinary historian, and consultant who has worked with Riversdale and guest-curated for the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, suspects this pie has its origins in Maryland’s agricultural history.

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07/29/2020
By Waxter Intern

Maryland Eats: Baltimore Coddies

A Maryland favorite with unknown origins, the Baltimore coddie, essentially a codfish cake, was ubiquitous in the city in the 50s and 60s. Made with a mixture of salt cod, potatoes, milk, and crackers, and served with mustard between two saltines, this tasty snack sold for 5 cents a pop at delis and malt shops throughout the city.

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The Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis is the only Maryland historic site to receive a 2020 African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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On the evening of July 22, 2020, the House of Representatives approved one of the most significant pieces of conservation legislation in a generation, the Great American Outdoors Act, with broad bipartisan support. Having passed the Senate in June, the legislation is on its way to the President’s desk, who specifically requested the bill for his signature.

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