Dishing Up Maryland:
150 Recipes from the Alleghenies to the Chesapeake Bay
by Lucie L. Snodgrass
Photography by Edwin Remsberg
Millions of visitors come to Maryland each year to celebrate the richness it has to offer, including the long growing season that makes it very rewarding to be a locavore. Dishing Up Maryland encompasses what the locals have cherished for years.
This book contains a delicious assortment of the author's own recipes, farm family recipes, and contributions from chefs who are committed to supporting local agriculture, cooking and eating sustainably, and procuring local ingredients. Above all, the book is about savoring local and seasonal food, and about supporting the farmers and watermen and chefs who follow those tenets. Altogether, there are more than forty farmers mentioned in the book in some way, including Bietschehof Farm, Calvert's Gift Farm and Crispens Farms.
Along with 150 recipes, Dishing Up Maryland also features 35 short essays on people and restaurants that pay particular attention to local foods and local flavors that contribute to state tourism. Essays range from a piece on FireFly Cheeses in western Maryland to a pair of watermen in Dorchester County and many between. From Pan-fried Maryland Soft-Shell Crabs with Lemon, Rockfish Imperial, Hot and Spicy Crab Dip with Jarlsberg, Crab Spring Roll with Ping Grapefruit, Avocado, and Toasted Almonds to Fried Crab Cakes with Dijon Mustard, Maryland Steamed Crabs, Crab Bisque, and Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Crab and Parmesan.
Building on the success of Storey's previous titles, Dishing Up Maine and Dishing Up Vermont, this third book in the series offers an insider's view of food and travel celebrations and focuses on the rich diversity of Maryland's native foods and food producers.
About The Author
Lucie L. Snodgrass lives with her husband on a 145-acre farm in northern Harford County in Maryland. Her husband is the fifth generation on their farm, where they raise much of their own food. Preserving farming is something they both care about passionately. In 2006 she co-chaired Maryland's Governor's Agricultural transition team. She has written for the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun, among other publications.
Edwin Harlan Remsberg is a photographer who lives in Fallston, Maryland.