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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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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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Planked Shad

                 Many people along the Chesapeake do not like Shad.  It is a fish, that unless properly chosen does not have any distinguishable flavor beyond that of a white fish.  The major drawback to this fish is that it … Continue reading

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