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

Keep up with him here.

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Village Learning Place - in Charles Village

Right in his beloved Charles Village, The Village Learning Place, at 2521 St. Paul Street, has always held a very warm spot in John’s heart. VLP is an independent non-profit library that houses educational programs, enrichment opportunities, and informational resources for the Charles Village neighborhood and Baltimore’s Inner City. John’s looking forward, as always, to being with friends old and new again this year for their Wednesday evening program in December. He’ll be bringing along some Holiday Treats for everyone, giving an educational presentation on “Bay and Body Healthy Eating,” and signing copies of The New Chesapeake Kitchen for the folks on your Christmas lists.