Martha's Vineyard Cookbook

Over 250 Recipes And Lore From A Bountiful Island

Book Description

This book, originated by the late Cordon Bleu chef and Blueberry Hill Farm owner Louise Tate King, has been expanded with all-new chapters on the foods of the island's African-American and Brazilian communities. Recipes reflect the Vineyard's complete culinary heritage that also includes Wampanoag Indians, English and Scottish whaling families, and Portuguese fishermen. Chapters are devoted to chowders, seafood, shellfish, meat and poultry, and local produce such as berries, walnuts, and pumpkins. Additional chapters include recipes for salads, side dishes, breads, cakes, pies and puddings, marmalades, sauces, and other good things! Photographs and sidebars focusing on Vineyard folklore and natural history imbue the book with a nostalgic charm that allows anyone to take home a little part of the island.

About Wexler, Jean Stewart

The late Louise Tate King cooked professionally for more than thirty years. She was one of the cofounders of Blueberry Hill Farm in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, and for several years owned and operated a highly successful French provincial-style restaurant in Edgartown during the summer-into-early-fall season. She studied at the Cordon Bleu in Paris, spent considerable time visiting the great vineyards in France and Italy, and supervised various restaurants in the West Indies during the winter months.
Jean Stewart Wexler grew up in North Carolina and Kentucky. After living and working briefly in Italy and Switzerland, she moved to Washington, D.C., and then on to New York City, where she worked for various book publishers. She now lives on Martha's Vineyard year-round with her husband and her poodle, tending to several large flower gardens, fishing, studying jazz piano, writing gardening pieces for the Vineyard Gazette and other publications, and--of course-- cooking. She lives in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard.