(The) New England Table
by Lora Brody
Review by Jennifer A. Wickes
Other articles by Jennifer A. Wickes
The New England Table shows us the bounty available in our oldest corner of the United States. With recipes demonstrating the harvest and traditions of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, all within New England, Lori Brody, whisks us away to delicious and appetizing meals.
Lora Brody is a best-selling author with over 25 books to her credit. Her recipes have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune, just to name a few. She lives in Boston.
The tantalizing photographs and the author's passion for her homeland, New England, can be seen throughout this book. With recipes like New England Clam Chowder, Nutmeg Cookies, Johnny Cake, Gorp, Maple-Pecan Scones and Blueberry Buckle to tease and tempt you.
To make things easier, Brody divides the book up into the six states of New England. Each state features 3 events you could have utilizing the recipes within. The recipes demonstrate the ethnicity and bounty that is contained within each state.
This is such a lovely book. I have enjoyed the recipes and Lora Brody has made me yearn to make a trip to New England and experience it in person!
The New England states are a pretty close-knit group—in fact, you could conceivably hop in the car and eat your way through all six states in a single day. Fortunately there's The New England Table—an easier way to enjoy the bounty of the northeast. Celebrated author of The Cape Cod Table and Boston area resident Lora Brody has combed Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut to share the wonderful dishes this rugged region is especially proud of—from traditional favorites such as Boston Baked Beans to enticing modern classics such as Red Flannel Salmon Hash or Pear and Candied Ginger Clafouti. With its evocative photographs of New England's people and places, and irresistible recipes, The New England Table will have everyone pining for a peaceful breakfast repast at Rangeley Lake, a musical picnic at Tanglewood, or an al fresco dinner in Litchfield County.
About the Author
Lora Brody is a best-selling author with 23 cookbooks to her credit, most recently The Cape Cod Table. Her recipes have appeared in many newspapers, including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in the Boston area. Susie Cushner is a Boston-based photographer whose work includes assignments for Real Simple, Gourmet, Victoria, House Beautiful, and Martha Stewart Living magazines. Her book projects include The Cape Cod Table, The Pleasures of Slow Food, The Bride & Groom First and Forever Cookbook, and others.