Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

Baltimore, Maryland
United States

The "Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay,"John Shields is a chef, a television host and an author. His popular restaurant, Gertrude's, has been thriving at the Baltimore Museum of Art since 1998. John has written three popular cookbooks and hosted two television series on the cuisine of the region.

#101 Crabcakes & Baseball

A tribute to Baltimore's revitalized Inner Harbor, this show celebrates the old and the new. John visits some famous neighborhoods and points of interest here, in his hometown of Baltimore.


Baltimore, Maryland
Inner Harbor area, Cross Street Market, and Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Guest Chefs

Marianne Ladzinski
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski


Crab Soup at Cross Street Market
Senator Barb's Spicy Bay Crab Cakes


Producer's Notes

This was a difficult show to shoot! Trying to tape in the crowded and noisy confines of Cross St. Market and Camden Yards was not an easy challenge. We almost were denied access to Oriole Park on our scheduled day of taping, but folks in the Baltimore Orioles front office saved the day. Shooting the recipes was a relative breeze: Sen. Mikulski was a riot to behold, making the crew laugh the entire time; Marianne, a novice in front of the cameras, blew us all away with her natural on-camera demeanor. These two recipes are among our favorites.

Related Links