Save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. The Flavors of Maryland Daytime Program on Zoom Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET Code: 1NV061 Tickets Login $25 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Fresh Maryland steamed crabs, served by the dozen at a restaurant on the Chesapeake Bay PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Maryland’s long history, diverse inhabitants, varied landscapes, and of course, the Chesapeake Bay have contributed to a delicious cornucopia of foods and culinary traditions. In a lively and engaging overview, Christine Rai explores the state’s signature flavors, both familiar and unique, from the Appalachians of western Maryland to the Chesapeake’s Eastern Shore. Delve into the history and cultural roots of beloved Old Bay seasoning, Smith Island cake, “Natty Boh” beer, and other distinctive food and drink that locals (and fans from around the country) can’t get enough of. Uncover unusual food items like shad roe, ramps, and muskrat, and explore how Marylanders both indigenous and immigrant, historic and recent, have evolved the delicious foodways of the “Land of Pleasant Living.” And look to what the future of Maryland cuisine may hold and how this legacy could be shaped by natural and human forces. Rai, a professor at Frederick Community College, has a passion for food studies, culture, and folklore. Smithsonian Connections Crab cakes are a revered Maryland food tradition. But will rising temperatures in the Chesapeake Bay and a more acidic ocean spell trouble for its iconic crabs, oysters, and fish? Smithsonian magazine investigates. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.