Maryland's Chesapeake explores how the bounty of seafood found in the Chesapeake Bay influenced the culinary identity of Maryland. Starting with the Native Americans and continuing up to current efforts to preserve and revitalize the fish and crustacean populations, the book will illustrate the symbiotic relationship between the indigeus food sources and those who choose to live along the Chesapeake's shores. Along with an historical tour of the region, the book will provide both traditional recipes and recipes from today's chefs who put a modern spin on the classics.
Kathy Wielech Patterson has written everything from auction catalogs to fine jewelry appraisals to reports on social welfare issues. It wasn't until she started the food blog, Minxeats.com, that she realized she most loved writing about food. In addition to blogging, Kathy has also written for Baltimore Magazine and Food Republic. Neal Patterson, for many years a writer in the financial industry, is primarily a fiction writer. He's contributed to the anthologies The Dead Walk! and Hey Kids, Comics!, and the website, Channel 37: Serial Science Fiction from the Distant Reaches of UHF. He's also the author of The Codename: Carla Casebook, published in 2014. Together, the Pattersons are known as the Baltimore Dining Duo and have written for local magazines Discover Baltimore and Towson Life. They are the authors of Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore and Baltimore Chef's Table.