The Great Maryland Recipe Hunt seeks recipes that are commonly made by Maryland families whether the family's ties to Maryland date back centuries or even just a few years. People have moved to Maryland from all over the world and have brought treasured recipes with them, making Maryland's cuisine diverse and delicious.
Tell us where your chosen recipe/food originated. Did you or your ancestors bring it here from another state or country? Tell us as much as you can about its origins; the reasons we choose particular things to eat are just as important as the recipes.
Sometimes, recipes may be altered to include local Maryland foods such as crab, oysters, locally grown produce, etc. If so, tell us how your recipe has been adapted to give it a Maryland twist.
Yes, please submit drinks; they are just as important as food when analyzing and preserving a region's cuisine.
No problem! The stories behind the foods and drinks we love are extremely valuable. They connect us to the past and to loved ones so go ahead and share your memories of foods, drinks, and the events or people who make those culinary memories so special. Those stories are just as important as recipes.
All recipes must be submitted using the online submission form.
However, If you'd rather upload the recipe from a file on your computer, you can skip the field on the form titled, Tell Us About Your Maryland Recipe and/or Food/Drink Memory, and go directly to the "Upload File" field where you can upload text documents and images.
Many people cook using intuition and experience rather than a written recipe. If you are one of those people, you can tell us about your recipe in a Zoom session or you can submit it in the form of a short video. Once you've made your video, upload it to Google Drive, DropBox, YouTube, or another cloud sharing service; then send an access link to us in the Tell Us About Your Maryland Recipe and/or Food/Drink Memory Field of the Online Submission Form.
We would love to chat with you. You can arrange a date/time to chat via Zoom using the online submission form. Please note that the session will be recorded to help researchers transcribe the data collected. The recording will not be made public without your authorization.
Of course! You can upload images using the online submission form and be sure to include information about the images on the form.