from the Rev. Joanna White
Canon for Pastoral Services

To all congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland,

First, in a state with great food, the absolute best is found in church festivals and fundraisers. Maryland’s food heritage has been kept alive in the countless recipe books written in our parishes. From the tip of Southern Maryland to Baltimore and out to Oakland, recipes handed down for generations and new offering, brought by recent immigrants grace the tables in our parish halls.

I would love to see churches and individuals in our diocese represented in this book. If you have the recipe of an ancestor used in your kitchen or church or a more recent favorite, send it along. If you are more recently a part of our Diocesan family, with favorites from any home country, the project wants to hear from you too.

Please read the article and follow the link to submit your recipes.

Help launch the Great Maryland Recipe Hunt, a project by #hammondharwoodhouse and the #MarylandStateArchives to collect and preserve Maryland’s delicious, diverse, and distinctive fare. Let’s start by submitting favorite Labor Day recipes and food memories (but all culinary topics welcome at all times).

Please use the website’s online submission form:
Thanks for helping to preserve Maryland’s culinary history!

Partner organizations (historic sites, libraries, senior centers, etc.) are being sought to spread the word. See for more details!