Although I’m not a foodie and my schedule and our various diet restrictions usually keep me from trying very many recipes from them, I do love to read a good cook book now and then. The beach house where we stayed this August had a copy of Lora Brody’s The Cape Cod Table that provided a good read and several interesting suggestions for foods that would be perfect for Fall.
I know, you’re not usually thinking Fall when you’re at the beach, but I made a note of it at the time.
Recipes like Pumpkin Cranberry Chutney would be fabulous this time of year, and a nice twist on traditional Autumn/Thanksgiving favorites. There are quite a lot of recipes involving cranberries in the book, which makes sense when you consider that it’s about New England. There are also quite a lot of seafood recipes featured.
I really enjoyed reading the book, because the author gave sort of a culinary tour of Cape Cod, describing restaurants and shops and gatherings in a way that made the book partially a travel narrative and partially a cookbook. I thought that was done with good effect.
If you read The Cape Cod Table and make the Pumpkin Cranberry Chutney, do come back and let me know how it turned out!
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