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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.

Where's John?

John's a busy man. Keep up with him here.

Gaithersburg Book Fest

John will be showing folks how to make the quintessential Maryland Crab Soup at the annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. He'll be demonstrating his "Ms. Jean's Crab Soup" at 1 pm on the Rachel Carson stage.  Afterwards he'll be signing copies of The 25th Anniversary Edition of Chesapeake Bay Cooking in the Authors' Signing Tent.