Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. Painter, writer and traveler.
Category Archives: history
Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields Although John Shields has written several cookbooks on Mid-Atlantic cooking, this is by far his best one. It was released as a companion book for the PBS cooking show which he hosted. he … Continue reading
The Pepperpot Street Vendor by John LewisKrimmel This soup has a fascinating history steeping in American mythology. The soup is said to have been invented by a man named Christopher Ludwick in the winter of 1777-1778 during General Washington’s encampment at Valley … Continue reading
Side Note: Vol. 2 Philly Cheesesteak The Philadelphia Cheesesteak is an iconic classic of American cooking in general and Mid-Atlantic cooking in particular. The dish is said to have originated from a hot dog vendor in the 1930’s. There are many variations … Continue reading
Black Walnut Cake The black walnut or Juglans nigra or “black nut of Jupiter,” is a type of tree which grows in the northeastern United States from Ontario, Canada to Northern Florida. There are many uses for … Continue reading
Scrapple Scrapple is considered to be one of the first original dishes created in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is called Pon Haus in Pennsylvania Dutch which is the region in which the recipe is most commonly associated with. In Pennsylvania it is also … Continue reading
Maryland’s Way: The Hammond-Harwood House Cookbook The Hammond-Harwood House Association This is one of the greatest resources you can get on Mid-Atlantic Cooking and Maryland cooking in particular. It was published in conjunction with the Maryland bicentennial Commission to promote Maryland … Continue reading