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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?

With The New Chesapeake Kitchen being released this autumn, and Gertrude’s celebrating 20 years, John's gonna be a very busy man!

Keep up with him here.

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National Oyster Fest in St. Marys County

John will once again be one of the Cook-Off judges at this annual event at the St. Marys County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD. Home of the National Championship Oyster Shucking Contest and the National Oyster Cook-Off, this is a “don’t miss” event for the whole family—young and old! After the judging at 2pm John will be on hand to sell and autograph copies of The New Chesapeake Kitchen.

Later Event: November 2
National Press Club Book Festival