Anglers, Hunters Sought for Cookbook Contributions

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is putting out a call to all wildlife and cooking enthusiasts to submit their favorite recipes featuring Maryland species for possible inclusion in a cookbook. 

“Maryland is home to proud hunters and anglers; and is also known for its excellent cuisine,” said Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio. “Creating a DNR cookbook will allow us to showcase our heritage and our way of life for years to come through recipes that can be shared and passed down.”

Submissions must include a list of required ingredients, preparation instructions, and feature a species found in Maryland. Submissions of recipes for invasive species are strongly encouraged. The addition of family anecdotes and a few words about the history behind a recipe are welcome. 

Please email your favorite recipes to for consideration. The deadline for recipe submissions is March 7, 2020. A maximum of five recipes per person can be submitted for review. 

Recipes will be reviewed by a panel of department experts and cooking enthusiasts, using the following criteria: 

  • Is the recipe complete? Does it include all of the information necessary to make the dish?
  • Does the recipe feature a species found in Maryland?
  • Is the recipe easy to follow?
  • Are there duplicates of the same recipe?

Selected recipes will be featured in a new DNR cookbook, ”Wild Maryland.”

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...