Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. Painter, writer and traveler.
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
“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
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
Brunswick stew was originally made by several of the Indian tribes long before the colonists arrived.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
Is it bread? Is it a pudding? Is it a cornbread that didn’t make it? Is it a soufflé? The dish was originally an outgrowth of the Native American steamed corn pudding. The Europeans, having had little luck making bread … Continue reading