Growing up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, I had it made. My childhood summers were filled with hunting for arrowheads on sandy beaches, canoeing quietly in the marsh to catch a glimpse of the beaver building his dam, and floating in the silty water as I watched blue heron and osprey fly overhead… We were a frugal family and didn’t travel much, so I naively assumed that was a pretty normal way to live. Many of our neighbors fished and crabbed, so seafood galore was pretty everyday, too.
Once I grew up a bit and gained perspective, I began to realize how unique our area is – including our cuisine. To celebrate this glorious history, Cecil County Public Library is hosting two programs on the history of Chesapeake Bay cooking. Writer Katherine Moose, author of “Chesapeake’s Bounty: Cooking with Regional Favorites,” will tell about local food history and demonstrate several delicious recipes. She’ll also have books for sale and signing.
The programs will be held:
Call or stop by any branch to sign up. What’s your favorite part about living in Chesapeake Bay country?