Cookbooks and recipes from Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay.
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Mrs. Kitching's Smith Island Cookbook
Seventy-five miles southeast of Washington, D.C., in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, accessible only by boat, is tiny Smith Island, where a 300-year-old culture has survived in singular isolation. For a quarter of a century in this unique setting, Frances Kitching has been operating a small but acclaimed restaurant and inn. Susan Stiles Dowell, working closely with her, has gathered more than one hundred of her recipes-many of them family recipes handed down in the oral tradition from mother to daughter for generations.
My Favorite Maryland Recipes
Born and brought up in Crisfield on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Helen Avalynne Tawes (1898-1989) gained her knowledge of Maryland cookery as most Maryland girls did in those times: at her mother's elbow. As the wife of Maryland Governor J. Millard Tawes, she spent many hours "experimenting" in her kitchen, perfecting the familiar recipes and refining them for the busy modern homemaker.
The result was a book of 400 recipes, first published in 1964, that blended traditional favoritesfrom Sweet Pickled Watermelon and Mama's Chow Chow to Maryland Beaten Biscuits, Sweet and Easy Corn Pudding, and Panned Oysterswith elegant dishes served to guests at the governor's mansion, such as Maryland's Finest Crab Imperial, Diamondback Terrapin Soup, Superb Stuffed Shad, and Lady Baltimore Cake.
By regional author Katie Moose. Nantucket's rich heritage with the sea brings a wealth of good dishes that mingle the flavors of a variety of cultures and the fresh vegetables and fruits now so abundant on the island. Recipes from the earliest Native Americans to the modern day offer the individual plenty of reasons to cook and enjoy Nantucket's bounty. Who can resist succulent scallops just out of the bay, with only a dash of lime juice or clams so fresh they melt in your mouth? The recipes are easy, yet elegant and for all occasions. Menus assist in planning meals and marketing.
The book includes a history of the island, its inns and restaurants, and insights into some of the dishes. The author, descended from Nantucket's oldest families, on both sides, shares some of her family secrets. "Nantucket's Bounty" will appeal to the determined cook and the armchair reader as well.
Yum, Yum!: The Maryland Kid's Cookbook
During school visits, Carole discovered that kids love to talk about food. So, she decided this was a great way to approach history, geography, multicultural studies, women, science & more—by teaching kids the culinary contributions of Maryland and the history and folklore behind them. Who created the first corn flake? What was the first pizza called? Who sold the first hot dog and how did it get that name? There are also fun recipes, food games, a table cloth project, a fortune cookie writing activity and recipe, plus lots more. A great way to introduce kids to the importance of following directions, weights and measurements, cooking and food safety, and encourage their creativeness. Free teacher's guide gives specific suggestions and instructions on how to get max educational value from this book.