Cover photo of Heyser Farms by Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen Coming in September 2018 from Johns Hopkins University Press! PRE-ORDER TODAY from Amazon.com or JHUPress In The Chesapeake Table, Renee Brooks Catacalos examines the powerful effect of eating local in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Hooked on the local food movement from its early days, Catacalos… Continue reading The Chesapeake Table
I tend to be camera-shy, but I’m making a concerted effort to show you where I’m shopping, what I’m buying and what adventures I’m having with local food, family and friends! Check out these short videos!
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the recipes that end each chapter of The Chesapeake Table. I make this dish a lot during this time of year!
Here’s what can happen when your neighbor says: “I know a guy who raises pigs – want to split one?” Even though all of us involved in this caper had purchased whole animals before, none of us had ever had to complete the butchering ourselves! In fact, when Sean went to pick it up, he… Continue reading “I Know a Guy With a Pig”
“From produce to poultry to policy, The Chesapeake Table takes you on a thoroughly delicious and instructive journey through one of America’s greatest and most diverse food sheds. Fact-packed and certified to satisfy, this book has everything you’ll ever need to eat local and to eat like a local.”
“Renee Brooks Catacalos has been, and continues to be, a tireless advocate for the local food traditions of the Chesapeake Bay region. She is also a brilliant writer with a razor-sharp focus and the ability to bring to life disparate aspects of the Chesapeake, including the simple joys of home-cooked local food. This book is a welcome addition to the body of work on our magnificent Bay.”