Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. Painter, writer and traveler.
The Oyster The oyster’s a confusing suitor: Its masc., and Fem., and even neuter. At time it wonders, what may come, Am I husband, wife or chum. – Ogden Nash There are over one hundred verities of … Continue reading
“Whereas the people of Maryland as long time and appreciative residents of the productive Chesapeake Bay area know of it firsthand the recreational and gastronomic delights of this wonderful land, and Whereas, Not the least among good reasons for living … Continue reading
Cream of crab soup finds its origins in classic French cuisine. English cuisine was the foundation of Mid – Atlantic cuisine, but the French influence became more pronounced after the successful establishment of the colonies. Cream of crab soup is … Continue reading
Mary Randolph:  Mary Randolph was born in Virginia, the daughter of Anne Cary and Thomas Mann Randolph, a legislator and wealthy plantation owner. Her tombstone lists Ampthill, her mother’s family home near Richmond, as her birthplace, though some genealogists … Continue reading
Crab Cakes No other dish so signifies Maryland cuisine as the crab cake. This dish has transcended all culinary frontiers. Every cuisine in the world has adapted this basic dish and made it their own. It can be made with … Continue reading