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#104 Volunteer Fire Hall Dinner

Millington & Chestertown, Maryland

The streets, homes, and farmer's market of Chestertown, and Millington and its Fir Hall building.

Guest Chef:
Edie Morales

Millington Chicken Salad
Slippery Dumplings with Gravy
Mudd Cake

The spotlight is on a Volunteer Fire Hall Dinner and the special tradition of Chesapeake fare.

Producer's Notes:
Talk about too much information--we had more great footage for this show then we could ever possibly use. Chestertown is quaint and charming, and full of picturesque scenes. The volunteers in Millington were colorful and fun to watch. Edie threw us for a loop when she began her dressing for the chicken salad--it wasn't the same recipe that is in the book! (See Edie's new recipe below.) Turns out there had been some miscommunication, and John had obtained the wrong one months before.

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Chicken Salad Dressing
Edie Morales of Millington demonstrated this classic Eastern Shore recipe on the show--to John's surprise. He had included in the book a more traditional mayo-based dressing with the Millington Chicken Salad recipe (p.178). This version is sweeter and lighter-tasting, and puts this chicken salad in a different league than ordinary ones.
Makes 2 cups
* 1⁄2 cup reserved chicken broth
* 1⁄2 cup white vinegar
* 1⁄2 cup sugar
* 4 egg yolks, beaten
* 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
* 1⁄2 cup whole milk
* 4 tablespoons butter

Combine all the ingredients, except for the butter, into a saucepan. Whisk well and cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter. Let the sauce cool to room temperature, or refrigerate until ready to use.



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