Join us for an evening of culinary adventure! We'll be serving wine, beverages, and tasty bites to celebrate the release of this stunning New England cookbook. Two of New Englands most highly acclaimed chefs, Matt Jennings, owner of Townsman in Boston, and Eric Warnstedt, owner of Hen of the Wood in Waterbury and Burlington, VT, will come together in conversation to present Jenning's new book Home Grown: Cooking From my New England Roots.
This is a $5.00 ticketed event. If you choose to purchase the book "Homegrown" you will receive a $5.00 discount.
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"Simple, approachable, and delicious recipes. . . . Matt finds the perfect balance between honoring New England's influential landscape and rich history while also providing a fresh twist on classic dishes, including influences from his wide travels and infinite repertoire."
--Mario Batali, chef, author, philanthropist
A Game-Changing Chef Redefines a Classic American Cuisine
In his debut cookbook, chef Matt Jennings honors the iconic foods of his heritage and celebrates the fresh ingredients that have come to define his renowned, inventive approach to cooking. With four James Beard Award nominations for Best Chef: Northeast, three Cochon 555 wins, and a spot on Food & Wine's 40 Big Food Thinkers 40 and Under list, Jennings is a culinary innovator known for his unexpected uses of traditional northern ingredients (maple syrup glazes a roasted duck; a molasses and cider barbecue sauce makes the perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken wings; carbonara takes on a northern slant with the addition of razor clams). With over 100 vibrant, ingredient-driven recipes--including modern spins on New England staples like clam chowder, brown bread, and Boston cream whoopie pies, as well as beloved dishes from Jennings's award-winning restaurant, Townsman--Homegrown shines a spotlight on a trailblazing chef and pays homage to America's oldest cuisine.
About MATT JENNINGS
With four James Beard Foundation Award nominations for Best Chef: Northeast, three Cochon 555 wins, and a spot on Food & Wine’s 40 Under 40 Big Thinkers in America list, chef Matt Jennings is recognized nationally for his bold, lusty cooking, and his dedication to New England artisan and seasonal ingredients. After a decade of success with his restaurant Farmstead in Providence, Rhode Island, Jennings returned to his native city of Boston, Massachusetts, in February 2015 to open Townsman. The restaurant is a New England brasserie that pays homage to his deep roots in the area, showcasing his commitment to locality and love of the Northeast. Townsman was named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America; USA Today named it one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in the country; and Food & Wine included Townsman in their list of 10 Restaurants of the Year.
About Eric Warnstedt
Eric Warnstedt is the co-owner of Hen of the Wood restaurants located in both Waterbury, VT and Burlington, VT. Both the business and Eric Warnstedt have been awarded several awards and esteemed nominations including the honor of being a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef: Northeast award seven times since 2009. He has also held the title of Vermont's Best Chef in 2013, 2015, and 2106.