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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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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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Pickled Watermelon

“The best time to pick a strange watermelon is in the dark of the moon.” “If a women steps over a watermelon vine, it will stop its growth.” –          Southern Folklore                 Pickled watermelon is considered a southern delicacy, but … Continue reading

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Deviled Crab

“Imagine a world without the blue crab.  This is in fact a very real possibility and is clearly the work of the devil.”   Deviled “Doublers” Christopher Gobbett 2009   For the Soft Shells: 6 Soft Shell Crabs, Cleaned                                                         Flour … Continue reading

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Shoo – Fly Pie

 The Amish/ Mennonite region is a unique part of the Mid – Atlantic.  Part of the practice of this particular sect of Christianity is the noninvolvement in the world at large.  They believe in a separation between religion and the … Continue reading

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The History of: Brunswick Stew

               Brunswick stew was originally made by several of the Indian tribes long before the colonists arrived.  Squirrels were a popular and important source of food for the Mid – Atlantic region.  At one point squirrels were almost driven to … Continue reading

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