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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cookbooks (Part 4)

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

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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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Great Mid-Atlantic Cookbooks (Part 1)

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

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Interlude: The future meets the past

“… Of all the human users of the Bay, only the waterman absolutely requires resources in a quantity and variety that presuppose a natural system in top, year round condition.  Put another way, the waterman is to the rest of … Continue reading

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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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Deviled Crab

“Imagine a world without the blue crab.  This is in fact a very real possibility and is clearly the work of the devil.”   Deviled “Doublers” Christopher Gobbett 2009   For the Soft Shells: 6 Soft Shell Crabs, Cleaned                                                         Flour … Continue reading

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