Documenting And Cooking New England Food
The following is an excerpt of an ArtScience talk on New England Foodways held in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Leah Mennies, Senior Food Editor at Boston Magazine Organized and Hosted the event which consisted of a Panel discussion. Panelist included Babson Food Historian Fred Opie, Irene Li, chef/owner of Mei Mei, and Marc Sheehan, chef/owner of Loyal Nine. Both are Cambridge based restaurants. The theme of the talk is the future of New England Foodways--How do we define them now? How should that change? What are the challenges? What does a regional sense of place through cuisine look like? How does the past inform this? How can the storytelling surrounding New England cuisine be stronger/better/more informed? What does that look like here in Boston/Cambridge vs. in the region as a whole? Follow the Fred Opie show and the content Fred shares on his website, Twitter and Facebook. Take the time to review the show on You Tube, iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. If you like what you hear and learn, tell others about it and share and post the link to the show.