Nov 25, 2010

Cooking in Colonial Maryland: If it was filling, it was good

(Washington Post) Step into the kitchen at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation at Historic St. Mary's City, and the year instantly becomes 1661.
As Mistress Rebecca Spray, Godiah Spray's wife, prepared the midday meal Nov. 12 by an open hearth for her family members and workers connected with the farm, one of the indentured servants, John Prentice, and a hired hand, William Felstead, debated the quality of their food in the Maryland colony compared with the meals they had in England. Continued

Photo: Turkey in the yard of an old Harford County home, circa 1935 (Library of Congress).