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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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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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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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Smith Island Cake

                This dish is now designated as the official dessert cake of Maryland.  On October 1 2008, the Maryland state legislature passed a proclamation declaring Smith Island cake the official dessert of Maryland.  This cake can be made using any … Continue reading

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The History of: Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew                 “On the eleventh of September last, a party of citizens of this state, understood to be a posse of an inspector, arrested several citizens of Maryland on Pokomoke sound, on the charge of taking oysters therein, in … Continue reading

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History of the: Crab Cakes

 Crab Cakes No other dish so signifies Maryland cuisine as the crab cake. This dish has transcended all culinary frontiers.  Every cuisine in the world has adapted this basic dish and made it their own.  It can be made with … Continue reading

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