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Baltimore, Maryland
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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 just released last autumn, and Gertrude’s celebrating 20 years, John's a very busy man!

Keep up with him here.

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"Great Day Washington" WUSA TV Channel 9

John will appear on WUSA9’s “Great Day Washington.” He’ll be showing folks how to make his “Wide Net Blue Catties,” a new take on the ubiquitous Baltimore “coddie.” John uses house-made salt-catfish to transform this nasty invasive species into a tasty regional fish cake.