On July 6th chicken lovers across the country recognize National Fried Chicken Day. In Maryland, Maryland Chicken or Chicken a la Maryland is one of the most famous historic dishes from the Old Line State. Essential to any summer picnic, we present the history of Maryland Fried Chicken.
The Chesapeake’s blue crabs are part of Maryland’s identity. This week, our weekly podcast, PreserveCast, talks to first-generation waterman Luke McFadden about crabbing, social media, and how Maryland can sustain its iconic watermen heritage.
Once upon a time, in 1955 to be exact, the Enchanted Forest, a nursey rhyme-themed amusement park, opened in Ellicott City, Maryland. The park was owned by the Harrison family, but the magical pieces – like Willie the Whale, the Old Woman’s Shoe, and Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach – were fabricated by Howard Adler and his team at Adler Display in Baltimore.
Today we’re talking with Howard’s son Ron Adler – who currently serves as president of the local family business – about his father’s legacy and his other iconic creations that live on across the state of Maryland.