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Chesapeake Oyster Pie

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

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Pickled Watermelon

“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

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The History of: Brunswick Stew

               Brunswick stew was originally made by several of the Indian tribes long before the colonists arrived.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

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Spoonbread

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

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Virginia Peanut Soup

                Peanut Butter doesn’t always have to come between two slices of white bread.  Actually, peanut butter was presented at the 1904 St. Louis world’s fair as a health food.  Peanut Butter Soup has always been a Southern Favorite – … Continue reading

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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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