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

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National Press Club Book Festival

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is once again partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose, at 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, for a night of pols, pundits and prose. John will be joining a host of other authors at the 41st annual National Press Club Book Festival.

The Capitol region’s premiere holiday book event, The Book Fair is a fundraiser for The National Press Club Journalism Institute, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, which advances journalistic practice by equipping professionals with the skills and competence to innovate, leveraging emerging trends, recognizing leaders and innovators, mentoring the next generation of journalism and communications professionals, and advocating for a free press.

Authors will be on hand to talk to their fans and sign books at this most exciting literary event. Patrons can browse for books at the Club’s headquarters from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for NPC and Politics & Prose members; $10 public. Tickets will be sold online and at the door.