A Taste of History with Joyce White


  • Trustee, Hammond Harwood House, Annapolis, MD (April 2018 - Present)
  • Partnered with the Maryland Historical Society on Maryland's Fabulous Fare: A Taste of History Fundraiser and Exhibit (March 24, 2018)
  • Food Historian, Riversdale House Museum (c. 1801), Riverdale, MD (2006 - Present)
  • Consultant Food Historian for the Restoration of the 18th c. Kitchen at William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis, MD (2006)
  • Guest Curator/Researcher for the Maryland Exhibit for the States of Taste Exhibit at the Southern Food & Beverage Musuem, New Orleans, LA (2012)


  • Guest, Eatin’ the Chesapeake for Maryland Public Television (MPT), Historian and Cook for the historic Maryland feast segment (premiered April 23, 2018)
  • Guest, Proof of Concept show, Snack Secretsfor Food Network and Lusid Media,
  • Guest, State Plate Television Series Hosted by Taylor Hicks on the INSP Network (yet to air) – Segment on Maryland Beaten Biscuits
  • Guest, WMKV Cincinnati, Outdoor Life with Carol Mundy (September 15, 2017) – Segment on Food History
  • Guest, "Move Over, Smith Island Cake: Maryland's Unsung Culinary Delights", Radio Interview with WAMU Radio’s Rebecca Sheir, host of Metro Connection, July 25, 2014. Segment on Maryland Kossuth Cake and Eastern Shore White Potato Pie.
  • Kenny, Jim, producer.  Archeology at the Knapp House with Joyce White.  New York: Rye Cable Television, 1993.
  • Bancel, Marge and Jim Kenny, producers.  The Knapp House with Joyce White.  New York: Rye Cable Television, 1992.


  • My recipe for Fried Oyster Puffs included in "Hot Times in Oyster Season" in Chesapeake Bay Magazine ​(November, 2017)
  • “Ham for the Holidays: A Hard-to-Find Southern Maryland Delicacy with a Fervent Following” by Sarah Meehan in The Baltimore Sun (November 7, 2017)
  • ​​"Food Historian Brings Residents 'A Taste of Maryland'" by Tiffany Watson in The Maryland Independent (March 30, 2016)
  • "Food Historian Shares Taste of Maryland's Past" by Megan Johnson for Chesapeake360.com (February 29, 2016)  
  • Historic Recipes for an Epic Maryland Thanksgiving by Meagan Baco for www.preservationmaryland.org (November 24, 2015)
  • Click here to connect to an interview with me on the Old Line Plate Blog (September 30, 2015).
  • Food Historian: Joyce White, a blog post about me written by the FLIP Program, (Food Insurance Liability Program). January 26, 2015
  • "18 Recipes for Leftover Mint" by Rachel Kelly for the Guardian (United Kingdom, August 26, 2014); #5 is a link to my blog. 
  • "Consider the Lemon Stick" by Richard Gorelick for The Baltimore Sun (May 3, 2013)
  • Illuminating Christmas Past” by Mary Quattlebaum for The Washington Post Weekend, December 21, 2007
  • “All Fired Up, Annapolis Woman is Expert  on 19th Century Hearth Cooking” by Theresa Winslow for The Sunday Capital, November 4, 2007
  • "The Food of Independence" by Susan Reimer for The Baltimore Sun, July 4, 2007
  • “Brown Bag Lecture on Colonial Food, Feasts,” The Capital, March 5, 2007
  • “Looking Back at History of Food” by Carrie Ann Knauer for Carroll County Times, August 8, 2005
  • “As Last Child Begins School, Woman Pursues Passion for Living History” by Darragh Johnson for The Anne Arundel Extra Magazine, Washington Post, August 22, 2002
  • “Rye Group Digging for Historical Garbage” by Edna Arguello for Gannett Suburban Papers, May 12, 1993
  • “Discovering c.1670 Knapp House History,” Rye Chronicle, Rey, New York, May 6, 1993
  • “Deja Food: Feast Gives Rye Landmark’s Young Guides a Chance to Dig Into Local History” by Mitch Broder for Gannett Suburban Papers, July 24, 1992
  • “Looking Back Through America’s First Road” by Brian Black for Scholastic Newstime, September 20, 1991​

Food/History Writing By Joyce White 






Joyce White,

Food Historian

Joyce White is a foodways historian operating A Taste of History with Joyce White, offering food history PowerPoint presentations with tastings on a variety of topics. Joyce is also the foodways consultant to the c. 1801 Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, MD, was the consultant for the restoration of the 18th century kitchen at Annapolis’s William Paca House, and was the guest curator for the Maryland State Exhibit for the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, LA.