January 29, 2023

What’s Cooking in New England?

Local resident Susie Beckman, Diane Gardner, and local resident Connie Connor (left to right)

On Thursday, October 21, Essex Books hosted chef and cookbook author, Diane Perry Gardner, at Gather in Ivoryton.  Ms. Gardner and local resident, Connie Connor, brought desserts for participants to taste made from recipes in Gardner’s cookbook, “What’s Cooking in New England?” 

The compilation of more than 200 recipes offers an epicurean variety from country markets, cheese mongers, fruit orchards, cattle and goat farms, wine shops and vineyards, restaurants, and fish markets, as well as families and friends that are native New Englanders.

Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine will appreciate the book’s authenticity, while cooking aficionados from around the United States (and beyond) will have a sense that they are touring the region as they flip through the pages.

The publication includes professional photography showcasing the completed recipes, as well as beautiful scenic shots of locations throughout New England.

The cookbook is available at both Essex Books and Gather. Read more details of the book and the author on Diane’s website.