A taste for crabs
Even if you haven't grown up feasting on steamed crabs like many Marylanders, "Cooking with Crab: Best-Loved Recipes and Menus From Chesapeake Bay Gourmet," will turn you into a crustacean lover. The book (QVC, 2000) by Baltimore native Margie Kauffman features recipes such as Steamed Crabs Maryland Style, Crab Gazpacho, and Asparagus and Crab Quiche. Kauffman should know her stuff as co-owner of Baltimore-based Chesapeake Bay Gourmet, which sells crab cakes and other gourmet seafood products. The book is available at bookstores for $25.