“You’re the chef now”

Unlike the cadre of celebrity chefs that make-up the Food Network line-up, Shields did not attend culinary school. His training began as boy cooking alongside his beloved grandmother, Gertie. Later, as a young man, he found himself in a restaurant kitchen pitching in as needed. With his first restaurant, Gertie’s in Berkeley, Calif., Shields pays tribute to the woman who introduced him to cooking and his beloved Chesapeake Bay. Continue reading “You’re the chef now”