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Muskrat

When most people think of the muskrat, their mind turns to the tedious son made popular in the 1970’s by The Captain and Tinnille, but it is much more along the shores of the Chesapeake. Lyrics to Muskrat Love: 1972 … Continue reading

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Sally Lunn Bread

This recipe is a transplant from England to the Mid – Atlantic region.  Legend has it that the recipe was invented in Bath, England about 1680 and a woman named Solange Luyon who made and sold these cakes and buns … Continue reading

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Maryland Fried Chicken

“Nicole diver, her brown hair hanging from her pearls, was looking through a recipe book for chicken Maryland.  She was about twenty four, Rosemary guessed – her face could have been described in terms of conventional prettiness, but the effect … 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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Cream of Crab Soup

Cream of crab soup finds its origins in classic French cuisine.  English cuisine was the foundation of Mid – Atlantic cuisine, but the French influence became more pronounced after the successful establishment of the colonies.   Cream of crab soup is … Continue reading

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Smith Island Cake

                This dish is now designated as the official dessert cake of Maryland.  On October 1 2008, the Maryland state legislature passed a proclamation declaring Smith Island cake the official dessert of Maryland.  This cake can be made using any … Continue reading

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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cooks

Mary Randolph: [1] Mary Randolph was born in Virginia, the daughter of Anne Cary and Thomas Mann Randolph, a legislator and wealthy plantation owner. Her tombstone lists Ampthill, her mother’s family home near Richmond, as her birthplace, though some genealogists … Continue reading

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