“This [is] just the book Baltimore diners have been looking for, from just the people that could have done it best. As always, the authors are equal parts supportive and discerning.”
—Richard Gorelick, restaurant critic, Baltimore Sun
“With the release of Baltimore Chef’s Table, Neal and Kathy Patterson take their first book, Food Lovers’ Guide to Baltimore, to a whole new level. Whether you are a dedicated foodie or simply someone willing to try your hand at the recipes of your favorite chefs, Baltimore Chef’s Table provides a comprehensive look at the restaurants, chefs and recipes that make Baltimore a rising culinary destination. With mouthwatering photography and meticulous instructions, the Pattersons have produced a book that’s a feast for the eyes and palate.”
—Connie Kirby, publisher of Discover Baltimore and LoveYourVisit.com
“Kathy & Neal have captured the true essence of the flavors of Baltimore. Not everything in Baltimore is Maryland blue crab! From the hot new restaurants of Harbor East to the established restaurants of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon cultural district, [and from] Little Italy mainstays to the burgeoning restaurant scene in Hampden, the Pattersons have included the best of the best. The chefs’ recipes reflect both locally sourced and globally inspired dishes and include flavorful treats like Gertrude’s rockfish tacos and escargot buns from the Fork & Wrench.”
—Dara Bunjon, author of Yum!: Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats and diningdish.net, and columnist at Baltimore Dining Examiner/Examiner.com
“Most people think of crabs when they think of Baltimore (and rightly so), but if you haven’t been to Baltimore recently, you’re missing out on a vibrant and diverse restaurant scene that can compete with any city in the United States. It’s an exciting time to visit—that’s why I chose Baltimore as the setting for my own restaurant, Chazz: A Bronx Original. Inside, you’ll find recipes from some of the chefs who are putting Baltimore on the culinary map. A great book for inspiration in your own kitchen, or, as a dining guide for your next visit to Baltimore! Buon Appetito!”
— Chazz Palminteri, restaurateur and Academy Award–nominated actor, writer, and director
About the Author
Kathy Wielech Patterson has written everything from auction catalogs to fine jewelry appraisals to reports on social welfare issues. It wasn't until she started the food blog, Minxeats.com, that she understood that her true writing love was food.
Neal Patterson, for many years a writer in the financial industry, is primarily a fiction writer. He's contributed to the anthologies The Dead Walk! and Hey Kids, Comics!, and on the website Channel 37: Serial Science Fiction from the Distant Reaches of UHF.
Together, the Pattersons have written for local magazines like Discover Baltimore and Towson Life, and online sites like Sniffapalooza Magazine. They are also the authors of Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore (Globe Pequot Press).