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Leigh Belanger

Leigh Belanger

Leigh Belanger 

Leigh Belanger is a Boston-based food writer and the program director at Chefs Collaborative, a national network of chefs and culinary professionals dedicated to improving the food system through education and community-building. She is working on her master’s degree in gastronomy from Boston University and is the mother of a very enthusiastic young eater.

Book Description

The Boston Homegrown Cookbook features mouth-watering recipes from 28 chefs and restaurants in the Boston area who subscribe to the philosophy that locally grown, sustainable foods taste best. The recipes are lavishly illustrated with colorful photos of the dishes, chefs, and local farmers who are dedicated to growing the best local foods.

Featured restaurants and growers:
606 Congress, Chef Rich Garcia, Blackbird Farm
Bondir, Chef Jason Bond, Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds and Farmyard
Clover Food Lab, Chef Rolando Rebledo, Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s Market Mobile
Cuisine en Locale, Chef JJ Gonson, Stillman’s at the Turkey Farm
Eat Boston, Chef Will Gilson, The Herb Lyceum
Erbaluce, Chef Charles Draghi, Ben’s Mushrooms
Hamersley’s Bistro, Chef Gordon Hamersley, Blue Heron Farm
Henrietta’s Table, Chef Peter Davis, Sparrow Arc Farm
Hungry Mother, Chef Barry Maiden, Woodbury Shellfish
L’Espalier, Chef/Owner Frank McClelland, Apple Street Farm
Lineage, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Chef Jeremy Sewall and Pastry Chef Lisa Sewall, Island Creek Oysters
Lumiere, Chef Michael Leviton, Frizzell Hill Farm
Meritage, Boston Harbor Hotel, Chef Daniel Bruce, City Growers
Nourish, Chef Karen Masterson, New England Cranberry Company
Oleana, Chef Ana Sortun, Siena Farms
Parsons Table, Chef Chris Parsons, Lane’s Lobster
Redd’s in Rozzie, Chef Charlie Redd, Shack Foods
Rendezvous, Chef Steve Johnson, Eva’s Garden
Rialto, Chef Jody Adams, Captain Marden’s Seafood
Russell House Tavern, Chef Michael Scelfo, Fiore di Nonno
Summer Shack, Chef Jasper White, Verrill Farm
Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro, Chef Matt Maue, Brambly Farms
Tavolo, Chef Nuno Alves, Seafood Specialties
The Gallows, Chef Seth Morrison, Snappy Lobster
Ten Tables, Proprietor Krista Kranyak, Allandale Farm
Toro and Coppa, Chef Jamie Bissonnette, Round the Bend Farm
Tosca, Chef Kevin Long, Weir River Farm
TW Food, Chef Tim Wiechmann, Drumlin Farm


Praise for the Book

“In addition to celebrating local heroes, seasonal food, and having recipes you’ll want to try year round, this is a beautiful book. You may want to keep it on your coffee table so you can open it often, each season, and try new recipes.” –

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