Tag Archives: Chesapeake Bay

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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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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Great Mid-Atlantic Cookbooks (Part 1)

Mrs. Kitching’s Smith Island Cookbook By Frances Kitching & Susan Stiles Dowell This local book published in 1981 highlights the renowned cooking and hospitality of a Maryland icon. Frances Kitching started cooking professionally in the 1950’s for workers installing power lines on … Continue reading

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Interlude: The future meets the past

“… Of all the human users of the Bay, only the waterman absolutely requires resources in a quantity and variety that presuppose a natural system in top, year round condition.  Put another way, the waterman is to the rest of … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Oyster Pie

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

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Stuffed Rockfish

“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

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Planked Shad

                 Many people along the Chesapeake do not like Shad.  It is a fish, that unless properly chosen does not have any distinguishable flavor beyond that of a white fish.  The major drawback to this fish is that it … Continue reading

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