Friday, April 18, 2008

Chesapeake Bay Week! (and Eatin' Crabs, hon!)

It's been raining cats and dogs (some may say crabs, even!) the past two days here in Baltimore. Perfectly fitting as MPT kicks off its fourth annual Chesapeake Bay Week.

We've got a full roster of bay-themed programs lined up this week, including a lively little ditty called Eatin' Crabs Chesapeake Style that's—you guessed it—all about chowing down on the crabby crustaceans as only Chesapeakers can. (Sounds like Baltimore Sun restaurant critic and blogger Elizabeth Large will be tuning in!)

The program features local crab expert Whitey Schmidt and his “ten commandments” for eatin’ crabs, from picking the critters fresh from the water to knowing their peak season. The crab lover spent one summer visiting a whopping 275 crab houses and eating 3,000 crabs—all so he can tell YOU the best places to go and the best way to eat 'em.

For a full line up of Chesapeake Bay Week programming, visit


Anonymous said...

I am sad to say I missed this program. It was listed as airing on the hi-def channel and I set my dvr to tape, and when I went to watch there was a baseball program on my dvr. I wish you could work out your hi-def schedule. Also I wish you would show your original programs more than once. I don't see a repeat for Eatin' Crabs listed. On the Food Network and other channels if you miss a show at 8 or 9 they usually repeat it 3 hours later. I wish MPT would.

Anonymous said...

As a newcomer to Maryland (I love it here, btw), I am sad to say that I have never eaten a crab. Wouldn't even know how to get into one. Living in Carroll County, I don't even know where to BUY any. But maybe I'll get myself a Carvel Hall knife as Whitey recommends and head out in search of some...