In Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields, you will learn how to prepare 190 recipes from this mid-Atlantic region's culinary fare, including rockfish and gumbos, duck and Maryland fried chicken, beaten biscuits and the famous Lady Baltimore cake. Best of all, you'll learn everything you need to know about the undisputed star of Chesapeake cuisine--crabs.
Stuffed Ham from St. Mary's County, Maryland. It likely traces back to 16th century England's "stuffed chine," which is a nearly identical recipe. Stuffed ham is made from corned ham--a fresh ham prepared identically to corned beef.
Black Cake, a lighter version of Fruit cake, certainly doesn't sound as festive as Christmas Cake or Plum Pudding. Not only does it not sound festive, black cake doesn't sound too appetizing with thoughts of burnt cookies. The slices are from an 1846 Maryland recipe.