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It’s Cookin’: The Latest From Ashmont

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Hey – remember Chris Douglass, that great guy who donated proceeds from his Monday Night Wine Club at Ashmont Grill? We hear there’s something else being cooked up in Peabody Square. Five of them, in fact. And you can take home the recipes!

“Good Food is Everything”: Cookbook writers of Boston. Five Award-Winning Food Writers Will Appear @ Tavolo

Chefs Chris Douglass and Nuno Alves source and cook as locally as possible, which includes using recipes from some of Boston’s top food writers.

The two men have assembled a Who’s Who of the city’s most in-demand authors, and plan to create special, one-night menus to showcase their current cookbooks.

Each event features a 3-course dinner based on recipes from the pages of the cookbook, a discussion with the author, and an autographed cookbook. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Cost is $45 p.p. Call 617-822-1918. Read on for schedule of cookbooks/dinners/authors.

June 7: Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, by Maria Speck

A how-to guide for introducing healthy Old World staples like farro, barley and wheat berries into new American cooking. Speck was raised in Greece and Germany, but coming to the U.S. and becoming a journalist. She also teaches Mediterranean cooking in Cambridge.

July 19: The Boston Homegrown Cookbook, by Leigh Belanger

Profiles 28 Boston area restaurants that are working with local farmers to bring the freshest locally grown, sustainable foods to their menus. See Tavolo on the cover. Belanger manages programs for Chefs Collaborative and studies gastronomy @ B.U.

August 2: Salads: Beyond the Bowl, by Mindy Fox

A former Boston cook, and now editor of La Cucina Italiana magazine, Mindy has written for countless national publications, and has authored three well-reviewed previous cookbooks.

September [TBD]: The Apple Lover’s Cookbook, by Amy Traverso

Amy’s been in the food world for years, as food editor of Boston Magazine, food & travel editor at Sunset before that, and now senior lifestyle editor @ Yankee.

October 11: The American Lighthouse Cookbook, by Becky Epstein and Ed Jackson

A unique book of regional recipes gathered from lighthouse towns on east and west coasts. Jackson is a chef; Epstein contributes wine, spirits, food and travel articles to Intermezzo and Palate Press.

It all goes down at TAVOLO
1918 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124

Press Contact: Chris Lyons Communications 508-877-4154 /


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