Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. Painter, writer and traveler.
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
Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Maryland By Frederick Philip Stieff This is an amazing book and an inspiring idea that led to its creation. The author, Stieff found himself with a great deal of free time on his hands … 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
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
Following the Water “The waters of the (Chesapeake) Bay carry, in solution, every natural element present in the periodic table.” – Jon Gower A cookbook is about more than just explaining the methods and preparations of food dishes. It … Continue reading