Friday, July 15, 2022

A Rice Dish with Peaches & Maryland food history taped talks

Rice pudding with peaches on the bottom from Elizabeth Ellicott Lea's Domestic Cookery, 1845... the first Maryland cookbook. Rice was boiled in milk, sweetened, put over peach slices, then baked for two hours. When warm it was like other rice puddings, but it compacted as it cooled.
Many Md. taped talks, below.
A Rice Dish with Fruit.
Put a tea-cup of rice in a quart of milk, and boil it very slowly to keep it from burning; when done, add a little salt, a tea-cup of cream, and sugar enough to sweeten it; have ready, in a deep dish, any fruit that is in season,—cherries, blackberries or apricots, apples, or peaches, cut up and well sweetened, but uncooked; spread the rice roughly over, and bake it slowly two hours. It may be eaten with cream and nutmeg, and is quite as good cold as warm.
Elizabeth Ellicott Lea's Domestic Cookery, Baltimore: 1845, 1846, 1851

It is delicious warm, pictured below.
As it cooled the pudding condensed, though not as stiff as the recipe by Glasse (pictured) with no fruit, HERE and could be sliced.
Rice Puddings blog post HERE; Peach recipes blog posts HERE; Puddings blog posts HERE; Rice blog posts HERE

Because I live in Maryland, and there are two talks on Maryland cookbooks (Monday & Thursday), here are some Maryland links:

Maryland museums with open hearth cooking demos HERE

Maryland Food History blog posts HERE


Unpacking Laurel’s Past: 150 Years on Display. Laurel Historical Society. Exhibit 2022 and the following 4 talks

Dishing up Black History: From Plates to Protests. Food and Civil Rights. Kalin Thomas. Laurel Historical Society. May 11 2022 TAPE HERE

Native American Food and Archaeology. Indigenous Foods and Native Cuisine of the Chesapeake Bay Region. Henry Ward. Laurel Historical Society. April 7, 2022 TAPE HERE

Food and Faith at St. Mark's Church and The Grove. African American community cooking in Laurel, Maryland. Laurel Historical Society. Feb 10 2022 TAPE HERE

Federal-era kitchen apparatus in Gadsby's Indian Queen Hotel, Baltimore blog post HERE

Cuisine a la Maryland: Historic Recipes of Baltimore’s Homes, Hotels and Street Corners. Kara Mae Harris. Baltimore City Historical Society. Mar 2022 TAPE HERE

Eden of the Epicure: Baltimore’s Lexington Market. Dean Krimmel. Baltimore City Historical Society. Feb 2022 TAPE HERE

Lexington Market Public History Initiative. Baltimore. Peanuts, Corned Beef, and History: Lexington Market Community Storytelling Day. Dean Krimmel. Peale Center. Ap 28 2021 TAPE HERE or HERE

Baltimore's Corner Bars. Five Minute Histories. Baltimore Museum of Industry’s upcoming Neighborhood Corner Bar exhibit, Rachel Donaldson curator. Johns Hopkins. Baltimore Heritage. Oct. 2023. 10 min. HERE


“Wild Neat Cattle” Domesticated Livestock and Landscape Change in Colonial Maryland. Valerie Hall Historic St. Mary's City. Sept 17 2020 TAPE HERE

Bread & Beauty: A Year in Montgomery County's Agriculture Reserve. Maryland farms, history, recipes. Author Claudia Kousoulas. Les Dames d'Escoffier - Washington, DC. Feb 2021 TAPE HERE

Union Mills near Westminster

Union Mills 1797 Grist Mill in Carroll County Maryland. Au 22, 2021 20 min TAPE HERE

Ellicott mills. Pioneering Innovations in the Patapsco Valley. (now Ellicott City) and auxiliary trades (ie blacksmith, cooper, saw mill). Dr. Henry K. Sharp, author of The Patapsco River Valley: Cradle of the Industrial Revolution in Maryland and America’s First Factory Town: The Industrial Revolution in Maryland’s Patapsco River Valley. Charles L Wagandt II Memorial Lecture. Patapsco Heritage Greenway TAPE HERE

Wye Mill. Oldest Grist Mill in America. Wye Mills, Md. TAPE HERE

Local grain agriculture. John Draper. Spring Speakers Series. Old Wye Mill, Md. HERE TAPE HERE Mar 31 2022

Wye Mill. Several past talks go to 'playlists' TAPES HERE

Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay - From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars. author Dr. Jamie Goodall. St Mary's County Historical Society Feb 21, 2022 TAPE HERE

Pirates on the Chesapeake. Dr. Susan Langley, the State Underwater Archeologist. Nabb Research Center at Salisbury University. Feb 2021 TAPE HERE

Chesapeake Bay Oysters: Part I - History of Oysters. FOGScienceTeam. 2013 TAPE HERE. rest of series HERE

Oysters in the Chesapeake. Oyster Restoration in Chesapeake Bay. NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office. Chesapeake Bay Program 2021 TAPE HERE

Catch Me Who Can: The Design & Deployment of the Famed Baltimore Clipper. Fred Leiner and others. The Maryland Center for History and Culture. May 2022 TAPE HERE


Women and Taverns in Colonial Maryland. Rod Cofield. Historic London Town and Gardens. 2018 TAPE HERE.

Mixed Drinks and Civil War Medicine. “civil war medicine and how it spawn many of the mixed drinks…” National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick TAPE HERE. many talks HERE

Whiskey and the Civil War. “...production and consumption of whiskey during the Civil War… "Remedy Rye," an authentic Civil War-era Monongahela Rye Whiskey.” by McClintock Distillery. National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Frederick. Jun 4, 2021 TAPE HERE. many talks HERE

Maryland cookbooks: Elizabeth Ellicott Lea Domestic Cookery 3d; 2d 1846 (thin,laying down); Maryland's Way 1963; Sue Latini's At the Hearth 1995/2002; What's cooking on the B&O 1950s; ML Tyson Queen of the Kitchen, 1870; Some of Mrs. Carroll's [Margaret (Tilghman) 1742–1817] Favorite Receipts (from her handwritten manuscript); Chas A. Vogeler Co's Cookery Book 1896; Frederick Philip Stieff Eat, Drink & be Merry in Maryland, 1932; Jane Howard Fifty Years in a Maryland Kitchen 1873; Maryland Recipes in honor of the Bicentennial.

Jul 18 Mon 2 Maryland Cooking: Historic Cookbooks of the Old Line State. Julie Saylor. Enoch Pratt Free Library; and Keswick Wise & Well Resource Center. HERE July 9 2020 TAPE HERE

Jul 21 Thu 7:30-9 Exploring Maryland's Historic Cookbooks. Kara Harris. Greenbelt Museum HERE TAPE HERE

My Cookbook Passion: Culinary History & Recipe Heritage. through 3,000 Cookbooks. author Pamela Kure Grogan. Laurel Historical Society. March 9, 2022 TAPE HERE


Maryland Iron Festival: Mountains, Metal and Malt - Virtual Edition. Great combo of crafts, music, Hopewell Furnace (stoves) tapes, traditional food preparations, archeology of food on site. Repeated Sunday.  And surprise bonus to hear a smiling little 7 or 8 year old happily belting out some folk songs and play the fiddle/violin with her Dad on banjo. (Caswell family). All day Aug 22 2020. Catoctin Furnace Historical Society. Info on attendees and videos HERE Some tapes available HERE

The Maryland Iron Festival: Explore the Iron Road. Videos of various historic furnaces in Md and Pa, cooking by Henry Ward, Hampton and Rose Hill manors, the terrific Caswell family folk singers with the little girl sing & violin and Dad on banjo, Van Wagner sings and shows mining equipment, miner cap with lamp. High amount of zinc in bones of one furnace worker.May 22-23 2021 Catoctin Furnace Historical Society. Aug 23, 2020 festival had videos of various areas in Catoctin, craftsmen making an item, some early film of making iron HERE Catoctin Furnace Historical Society HERE TAPE HERE /

Metalworkers in Maryland: Catoctin Furnace. Elizabeth A. Comer of the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society. The Baltimore Museum of Industry. Mar 8 2022 TAPE HERE

Making Steel on the Patapsco. an in-depth look at the Bethlehem Steel plant on Sparrows Point. Jack Burkert. Baltimore Museum of Industry. Se 27 2022 TAPE may be HERE

Pratt Test Kitchen Presents: Michael Twitty. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore. April 2022 TAPE HERE

The Addictive Pleasures of Sugar in the Colonial Mid-Atlantic. Dr. Steve Lenik. Historic London Town and Gardens. 2018 TAPE HERE.

Global Foodways in Colonial Maryland. Dory Gean Cunningham. Historic London Town and Gardens. 2018 TAPE HERE.

Tomatoes & Ptomaines: Innovation and Endangerment in the Industrial Food Era. Kara Mae Harris. Baltimore Museum of Industry. Apr 18, 2021 TAPE HERE

Fall Wild Edibles. Accokeek Foundation Se 2020 TAPE HERE

Ship to Shop: Virtual Living History. 1770 on Pinkney Street encounter sailors, laborers, servants, and the local milliner. (historic clothes and talk) Annapolis. Jun 2020 TAPE HERE



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