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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cookbooks (Part 6)

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

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Philadelphia Pepper Pot Soup

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

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Philly Cheesesteak

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

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Black Walnut Cake

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

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Scrapple

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

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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cookbooks (Part 2)

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

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Favorite Mid – Atlantic Dish

From the site stats the most viewed recipe biography on this site so far is Cream of Crab Soup. I am in the process of researching about 20 new entries for the blog and would like to know what recipes … Continue reading

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