Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. Painter, writer and traveler.
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
Cooking with the Seasons by Jean-Louis Palladin I have written several of these posts concerning historical Mid-Atlantic cuisine, but today I am writing a post on one of the most influential modern cookbooks from the region. The chef who wrote this … Continue reading
The Virginia Housewife By Mary Randolph This is one of the first cookbooks made in the New World, but was not published until 1824. The book has been published several times under different names associated with the Randolph family. It has … 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
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