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Next Lecture: Exploring Maryland's Historic Cookbooks

Updated: Aug 23, 2022


Update! View this talk on our YouTube page! Historic recipes can give us a taste of the food that Maryland was once famous for. They can also offer a window into the past: changing times and trends, and the lives of everyday people.


Kara Harris, our speaker, will share some of the recipes and history that she's collected while doing research for her blog, Old Line Plate. The blog is chock full of fascinating and well researched information as Harris maintains a database of over 50,000 recipes from Maryland cookbooks and manuscripts housed in libraries and archives around the country. She has appeared in local and national publications, TV and radio, including the Baltimore Sun, CBS Mornings, and WYPR. This is a virtual event. Please register via Eventbrite in advance. This event is free! Sponsored by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum and the City of Greenbelt.


We were so pleased to welcome Kara to Greenbelt so that she could photograph two cookbooks that are in our collection from the Woman's Club of Greenbelt. Here are a few Museum collection photos from one of the cookbooks. Any one have eggplant growing in their garden?







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