In the middle of a cold, wet, damp winter in Atlanta I start craving two things from the Eastern Shore of Maryland: Rock Fish and Soft Shell Crabs. Of course this is because I think of both as a vacation treat, eaten with friends and family, and accompanied by laughter and wine. Rock Fish is a striped bass with rich white flaky meat and a lovely texture. And, (although it doesn’t sound good), Soft Shell Crab is a blue crab that is eaten while it is molting – and it’s shell is soft and delicious. Here are pictures of both of my favorites, taken at Julia’s in Centreville, MD. I am enjoying dinner with my sister, her husband and a wonderful friend who is visiting from Serbia.