Thanks for your inputs everyone! @Joy Archer, I'll be visiting Bainbridge today, so I'll definitely hit some of those places up!
One of my favorite snacks growing up in Burma: roasted or steamed sweet potato drizzled with a bit of oil and a sprinkle of salt.
Organic tea and tea cakes :)
Milk mixed with a lirttle bit of vinegar or lemon juice is my go-to substitution for buttermilk.
Bitman's How to Cook Everything (of course) and Alice Waters' the Art of Simple Food
I learned how to cook from my mom, but learned to bake through books and the internet.
Bonjour Bakery in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore
Cranberry-walnut biscotti and rum & spice cookies
Roasted sweet potatoes, Maryland style: Toss some sweet potato wedges in a bit of oil and Old Bay seasoning :)
I do believe this is made from kaffir lime (if not, something very similar to lime). It's like a dried and preserved "candy" or snack in Burma. I think it is sometimes used sort of like herbal/alternative medicine, but growing up Burmese, I've only known it to be as a snack. My mom loves these things.
Baltimore's own Berger cookies!
Sweet potato pecan pie with homemade vanilla ice-cream
A good quality Jamaican rum for my rum-spice sugar cookies