Mountain City Traditional Arts will serve up a special program featuring Maryland’s storied food legacy, Friday, May 7, at 7 p.m. Photographer Edwin Remsberg, a regular contributor to Maryland Life magazine, will share portions of the recent publication, “Dishing Up Maryland,” offering up a tantalizing photographic and audio exploration of Maryland’s rich food traditions.
“Dishing Up Maryland,” by Lucie Snodgrass and Remsberg, focuses on the great diversity of Maryland’s native foods and food producers and includes 150 recipes, as well as food lore, advice on where to visit and profiles of local food producers, chefs and restaurants, and fishermen and crabbers.
Though he’s traveled all over the country to document the nation’s agricultural heritage, Remsberg remains intrigued by Maryland’s rural life and landscape. His “Soundbooks,” which combine audio documentation with visual imagery, are featured through the Web site of Maryland Life and his dedicated YouTube channel.
When he’s not behind the camera, Remsberg is likely to be found on his sheep farm in Harford County, Md., where his family’s farming traditions can be traced back eight generations. Drawn to photography as a teenager, his early forays into photojournalism included documenting county and state fairs, 4-H gatherings and his own family’s agricultural pursuits.
Channeling his interests into a career path, Remsberg pursued a degree in journalism, prioritizing the photographic documentation of culture and community. His professional work has been much acclaimed, landing him long-term assignments with Maryland’s Cooperative Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maryland Life and the Maryland Traditions program of the Maryland State Arts Council.
Located at 25 E. Main St., Frostburg, MCTA is a partnership of Folklore & Folklife Programming at Frostburg State University, the Allegany Arts Council and Frostburg First: A Main Street Community. The venue and shop is dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the Appalachian region. For more information on this program or to learn about upcoming events, workshops and gatherings, call MCTA at 301-687-8040, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them on Facebook.
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