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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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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cookbooks (Part 5)

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

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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cookbooks (Part 3)

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

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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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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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