On this week’s PreserveCast, we’re taking a departure from our normal programming to bring you a tale of old – a tale told here in the foothills, scarps and hillocks of the Appalachians.
In these blue hills of Maryland, as the chill of autumn arrives and we approach All Hallows Eve, we’re talking wizards, spells and sorcery.
Since 1977, the Elk Creek Preservation Society celebrates the region’s colonial heritage by inviting Marylanders to their annual Apple Butter Festival held at the Bee Hive — a group of historic buildings nearby Fair Hill in Cecil County. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions the public is invited to order online and pick up on October 10, 2020. All proceeds go directly towards the continued maintenance and preservation of the 18th-century campus.
From spicy to sweet, Maryland food has it all. The origins of the White Potato 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.