Bessie’s Crab Pudding (or Casserole) from Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields. One great recipe from John Shields’ Aunt Bessie.
Of course we have the cookbook. See it here: Chesapeake Bay Cooking: Companion Cookbook to Public Television Series with John Shields, 1998
Chesapeake Bay Cooking: Companion Cookbook to Public Television Series with John Shields, 1998: Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields, cookbook published in 1998 by Broadway Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. Stated first edition, first printing. Hard cover book with dust jacket. 290 pages. Dust jacket has some very, very minor shelf wear. Book is in as-if-new condition. Definitely gift quality.
If you are a fan of crab dishes, this cookbook is a must for you. There are 52 pages of crab recipes alone. Several pages of oyster recipes, and 28 pages of recipes for other kinds of seafood. Equally appealing is the charmingly told local history, tales of local cooks, and descriptions of local celebrations, like Miss Crustacean beauty pageant or the chicken festival on Delmarva Peninsula. Again, this book is in mint condition.