A Bountiful Shore

A Thanksgiving feast on the Chesapeake Bay celebrates the foods of Virginia's earliest settlers.

From left: author Bernard L. Herman, his sister, Fredrika Jacobs, and her daughter, Jessica Roussanov, outside the author's home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
The path from the author's home to Westerhouse Creek.
Herb-roasted turkey. See the recipe for Herb-Roasted Turkey with Hominy, Oyster, and Sausage Dressing »
Thanksgiving dinner at the author's Eastern Shore home. Clockwise from top right: hominy, oyster, and sausage stuffing; cranberry-horseradish relish; roasted oysters; yeast rolls; Brussels sprouts and potatoes, creamed spinach with spiced bread crumbs; sweet potato casserole; pickled figs, gravy; fresh cranberry relish; roasted vegetable terrine; and okra pickles. See the recipe for Roasted Oysters with Green Tomato Pickle and Cranberry-Horseradish Relish »
See the recipe for Creamed Spinach with Spiced Bread Crumbs »
See the recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole »
See the recipe for Fresh Cranberry Relish »
See the recipe for Roasted Vegetable Terrine »
See the recipe for Okra Pickles »
The author (left) and his brother-in-law, Paul Jacobs, in the kitchen of the author's home.
Pumpkin cheesecake. See the recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake »
The author's grandnephew, Peter Rusanov, samples desserts, including rum Bundt cake. See the recipe for Rum Bundt Cake »
The author heads for his oyster cages in Westerhouse Creek.
Roasted sugar-glazed pears. See the recipe for Roasted Sugar-Glazed Pears »

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