From a born-and-bred New Englander comes a book that sings with all the flavors and textures of the beloved region.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Ina Garten How Long Does It Take to Write a Cookbook? Harbingers Fine Kettles and Potent Pots Salad Days Bivalve Bliss For the Love of Lobster Gone Fishin' Home on the Free Range Holy Cow! (& Other Meaty Matters) Farmstand Fever Picnic Pastimes & Tailgating Traditions Early to Rise A Baker's Dozen and Then Some Attitude Adjusters Conversion Tables
"I've adored Sarah Chase's cookbooks for decades! This is exactly what you want to cook at home--delicious, satisfying, earthy food your friends and family will love." --Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Cookbooks and Television
From a born-and-bred New Englander comes a book that sings with all the flavors and textures of the beloved region. Sarah Leah Chase is a caterer, cooking teacher, and prolific writer whose books--includingThe Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook(as coauthor) andNantucket Open-House Cookbook--have over 3.4 million copies in print. ForNew England Open-House Cookbook, she draws from her memories of growing up in Connecticut and Maine; her experience living and cooking on Cape Cod; and her extensive travels meeting farmers, fishermen, and chefs. The result is a wide-ranging cookbook for everyone who has skied the mountains of Vermont, sailed off the coast of Maine, dug for clams on Cape Cod, or just wishes they had. It reflects the bountiful ingredients and recipes of New England, served up in evocative prose, gorgeous full-color photographs, and 300 delicious recipes.
All of New England's classic dishes are represented, including a wealth of shellfish soups and stews and a full chapter celebrating lobster. From breakfast (Debbie's Blue Ribbon Maine Muffins) to delightful appetizers and nibbles (Tiny Tumbled Tomatoes, Oysters "Clark Rockefeller") to mains for every season and occasion: Baked Bluefish with New Potatoes and Summer Rib Eyes with Rosemary, Lemon, and Garlic. Plus: perfect picnic recipes, farmstand sides, and luscious desserts.
Contributor Bio:Sarah Leah Chase, who founded the Massachusetts specialty food shop and catering business Que Sera Sarah, collaborated onThe Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook. Her other books includeNantucket Open-House CookbookandCold-Weather Cooking. Currently she writes a weekly food column forNantucket's InquirerandMirrornewspaper and is recipe consultant to Ina Garten. Sarah and her husband, Nigel, are the owners of Coastal Goods, a retailer of fine seasoning blends. They live with their son on Cape Cod.