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Nov 11, 2007 11:41 AM

Traditional/Historic New England Cookbook Recommendations?

I'm embarrassed to say that after four years in Boston, I have yet to cook a single clam chowder! Now that it is getting cold, and my kitchen is full of squash, corn and apples, it seems like a good time to learn more about traditional New England foods. So I'm looking for a good cookbook - anyone have any favorites to recommend? Thanks!

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  1. The L.L. Bean Book of New New England Cookery by Judith B. Jones and Evan Jones is an old book, but it's still one of the best. It has both traditional and more modern recipes and quite a bit of history and lore. And you can buy it for pennies on Amazon. Judith Jones, as you may know, was Julia Child's editor and has just recently published an autobiography. Evan Jones was her husband and a well-known cookbook author in his own right.

    1. The Fannie Farmer Cookbook has alot of traditional New England REcipes.

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      1. re: emilief

        Yes, it used to be called the Fannie Merritt Farmer Boston Cooking School Cookbook and I found out as I set up housekeeping on my own that most of the dishes I learned to cook from my New Hampshire grandmother came from it.

        Here's a cool link to the first edition:

      2. The Durgin Park Cookbook

        Recipes from the chef who has been there forever,

        1. Thanks everyone! I am really enjoying the online Fannie Farmer cookbook, and hope to check out the others soon!