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Natural History Society of Maryland

Indigenous Foods and Native Cuisine of the Chesapeake Bay Region

  • 17 Nov 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Local Archaeologist (WSP), TimeChef and Food Historian, Henry Ward is planning a virtual feast for us – exploring recipes that celebrate indigenous foods and native cuisine of the Chesapeake Bay region. He will share his unique perspective on these food items, and how his archaeological investigations inspired the development and preparation of the recipes. Dishes will include both Maize & Berry Bannock (a native cornbread) and Piscataway Berry Pudding (Wojapi – an indigenous mixed berry mousse), and copies of these recipes provided beforehand for folks that want to cook along.

Henry Ward is professional archaeologist and chef specializing in recreating foods from different cultures and time periods. His in-depth research and culinary experimentation allows him to develop authentic recipes and menus that span the ages. Author of Native Chesapeake Cuisine: Recipes Inspired by the Native American Cultures of the Chesapeake Bay Region, Henry travels to historic and cultural events throughout the Middle Atlantic offering samples of Native American food and drink, to give visitors a chance to experience unique flavors from the region’s past.

Natural History Society of Maryland’s Archaeology Club promotes the value of archaeology in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and surrounding areas. The goal of the Archaeology Club is to educate citizenry in the ethics, methods, and artifact preservation methods of archaeology and how archaeology can be used to document, discover, and promote local history. The Archaeology Club is inclusive to all persons who have an interest in archaeology.
Normally, Club meetings, trips and other activities are open solely to Club Members. However, during COVID, NHSM is opening up this meeting to all, though we are asking for a $5 donation from non-members. If you are an archaeology enthusiast, please consider joining us. You must be a member of NHSM to join any of its clubs. Follow this link to learn more:
The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.
The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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