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               Brunswick stew was originally made by several of the Indian tribes long before the colonists arrived.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