Oysters, Oysters, Oysters–The Oyster Epicenter

The Chesapeake Bay is known as one of the oyster capitals of the world. In its heyday the watermen of the Bay were plying about 17 million bushels of oysters

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The New Chesapeake Kitchen Tour Continues to Virginia Beach

Often I forget just how expansive the Chesapeake Bay really is. For the Maryland-centric, a reminder that the Bay actually does continue on southward beyond Chrisfield. Driving from Baltimore down

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The New Chesapeake Kitchen Tour Begins – Coming Soon To A Town Near You

After years of planning, ruminating, procrastinating, and a good bit of day dreaming, the New Chesapeake Kitchen project is underway. The fine folks at Johns Hopkins University Press will be

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Blue Crab Summertime Blues Road Show

    My apologies for the disappearing act, but it’s been a hectic graduation and wedding season at Gertrude’s and I have gotten way behind with the blog. Things are

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Partnering With Our Local Farmers For Good Eats

The Wonderful World of CSAs… Photo courtesy of One Straw Farm In the dead of winter the fields on our local farms look barren, all seems quiet and at rest,

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