The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, is excited to announce a new regional initiative designed to capture and memorialize the tastes, the people and the foods of Southern Maryland. At the core of the project, titled ‘Our Grandma’s Hands’, is the traditional heart of the home ‘the kitchen’ where people gather to commune and savor cherished family recipes and food traditions that define their heritage that have been lovingly passed down by the hands of matriarchs and patriarchs to mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and onwards from generation to generation. “There are few things more evocative of home as kitchen aromas and certain ‘family’ recipes prepared by family members; these recipes are the fabric around which memories are cloaked and the past kept alive,” commented Craig Sewell, SMADC’s Southern Maryland Meats Manager who conceived the project. “Our goal is to not only preserve some of the traditional foods of the region but to share the people and their stories as they prepare these foods. This project is essentially a time capsule that will allow us to capture the heritage of the Southern Maryland cooking traditions before they are gone.” SMADC […]
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