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Cookbook Review: Dishing Up Maryland

Updated on March 12, 2011
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Whether you live in or around Maryland or if you simply love the unique coastal cuisine that this Mid-Atlantic state is famous for, you’re sure to find Dishing Up Maryland to be a welcome addition to your collection of cookbooks.

About Dishing Up Maryland

If you’ve enjoyed a delicious meal in the state of Maryland at any point throughout your life, you’re sure to understand just why this book is special as soon as you start flipping through the pages. This book provides readers with an insight into just what it is that makes local cuisine throughout this Mid-Atlantic state so special.

Readers who live in Maryland will learn how to make the best possible use of locally available ingredients and those from outside the state will find out how to create wonderful Maryland cuisine in their own kitchens, no matter what part of the world they may reside in.

The book also provides readers with insight into what makes Maryland cuisine unique beyond the picture that can be painted by the recipes themselves. Dishing Up Maryland also features brief write-ups about local restaurants and people who make important contributions to local cuisine throughout the state. For example, readers can learn about Butler’s Orchard, a Montgomery County farm where visitors can pick their own fruits and vegetables and take tractor rides.

Recipes in Dishing Up Maryland

The recipes presented in Dishing Up Maryland are written in a manner that even novice home cooks will be able to follow. The instructions are clear and easy-to-follow and the stunning accompanying food photography helps bring the recipes to life.

A few examples of the 150 great recipes you’ll find in this book include:

  • Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce
  • Clams Mornay in Puff Pastry
  • Country Pot Roast and Gravy with Root Vegetables
  • Crab Bisque
  • Fingerling Potato Salad with Shallots and Dill
  • Fried Crab Cakes with Dijon Mustard
  • Hot and Spicy Crab Dip with Jarlsberg
  • Maryland Steamed Crabs
  • Oyster Stuffing
  • Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham
  • Spiced Pumpkin Bread
  • Many other wonderful dishes

About the Author

There aren’t many people who know more about just what makes Maryland cuisine special than Dishing Up Maryland author Lucie L. Snodgrass. Not only is Snodgrass an award winning culinary writer and author whose work has appeared in Vegetarian Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, she and her husband grow much of their own food on their 145 acre farm in Maryland’s Harford County. Snodgrass is so passionate about preserving farming that she served as co-chair of the Agricultural Transition Team established by Maryland’s governor.

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