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Philadelphia Pepper Pot Soup

The Pepperpot Street Vendor by John LewisKrimmel This soup has a fascinating history steeping in American mythology. The soup is said to have been invented by a man named Christopher Ludwick in the winter of 1777-1778 during General Washington’s encampment at Valley … Continue reading

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Philly Cheesesteak

Side Note: Vol. 2 Philly Cheesesteak The Philadelphia Cheesesteak is an iconic classic of American cooking in general and Mid-Atlantic cooking in particular.  The dish is said to have originated from a hot dog vendor in the 1930’s.  There are many variations … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake

Side Note: Vol. 1 Red Velvet Cake   The story of the Red Velvet Cake, or the Red Devil Cake, or the Waldorf Cake, or the $100.00 Cake has sort of become urban legend.  It is summed up here in the … Continue reading

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Black Walnut Cake

Black Walnut Cake                     The black walnut or Juglans nigra or “black nut of Jupiter,” is a type of tree which grows in the northeastern United States from Ontario, Canada to Northern Florida.  There are many uses for … Continue reading

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Scrapple

Scrapple  Scrapple is considered to be one of the first original dishes created in the Mid-Atlantic region.  It is called Pon Haus in Pennsylvania Dutch which is the region in which the recipe is most commonly associated with.  In Pennsylvania it is also … Continue reading

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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cookbooks (Part 5)

Cooking with the Seasons by Jean-Louis Palladin I have written several of these posts concerning historical Mid-Atlantic cuisine, but today I am writing a post on one of the most influential modern cookbooks from the region. The chef who wrote this … Continue reading

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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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