Flavors of Coastal New England

Making fewer trips to the grocery store means you will likely stock up your party. Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. Count on these Rhody authors to inspire you to cook while practicing social distancing. Here are several cookbooks with Rhode Island roots to upgrade your isolation cooking routine.

Published in 2005, Entertaining Newport Style is a collection of favorite recipes of Newport chefs, caterers, local residents and others.  The recipes are organized around various creative menus related to entertainment themes at the Newport Mansions, such as “Lunch Inside the Great Hall” at The Breakers, “Tea Party” at Marble House, and “Wine Tasting in the Garden” at The Elms.  In addition to providing recipes and entertainment tips, the book also includes colorful images and historic highlights about the Preservation Society’s historic properties.

Entertaining Newport Style

As a regional winner, the Preservation Society will receive a $500 cash prize, as well as an award plaque and special stickers to display on the books. Entertaining Newport Style can be purchased at the Newport Mansions Stores at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House, Rosecliff, Green Animals Topiary Garden, and Bannister’s Wharf in downtown Newport, as well as online at www.NewportMansions.org.

You’ve heard that variety is the spice of life, but did you know that eating a wide assortment of seafood can actually help sustain ocean ecosystems?

Simmering the Sea

Simmering the Sea is an underwater culinary adventure where you will meet (and learn how to prepare) forty underappreciated fish and shellfish that populate the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Sample species as varied as the coastal slipper limpet to the deep-water Acadian redfish, while learning how each one contributes to a flourishing ecosystem in the sea. Produced through a partnership between the University of Rhode Island, the nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem, and Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts, this is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind cookbook that can serve as your manual for a more intimate and balanced relationship with the marine ecosystems off New England’s shores. BOOKS AVAILABLE HERE

 The Fisherman’s Table – is the perfect gift for your seafood lover. Put together by Laura Blackwell, its 120 pages detail creative ways to cook Aquidneck Island’s local catch, from lobsters, to crabs, to fin-fish, to berries! Recipes are from our Co-op Fishermen and their families and are packed with salty tricks and tips on how the experts prepare local seafood! 

The Fisherman’s Table

The Fisherman’s Table – is the perfect gift for your seafood lover. All recipes are trusted, tested and tasty, utilizing only main ingredients that can be harvested from the island or its waters.

Fine cooking has been an integral part of the culture of Newport for centuries. Therefore, it seems quite appropriate that The Preservation Society of Newport County should publish this cookbook. With this collection of recipes, The Preservation Society has simply extended its mission to preserve not only extraordinary historic American architecture and interiors, but the fabric of everyday life in modern-day Newport as well. The proceeds from the sales of “Newport Cooks & Collects” will go towards furthering the general purpose of the Society which has left an indelible imprint on Newport. Book is available HERE

Newport Cooks & Collects

Flavors of the Fjords has the largest number of traditional Norwegian holiday recipes–cakes, cookies, breads–ever put together in one book! Interwoven with fascinating bits of Norwegian social history, including explanations of Norwegian Holiday traditions and customs, many of them kept alive to this day by millions of Norwegian-American families.

Flavors of the Fjords

A “distinctive” cookbook, Flavors includes colorful background on the original author, a beautiful, turn-of-the-century Norwegian immigrant, Marie Theresa Fladvad, who married and settled in Newport, Rhode Island.  She was an active Suffragette, in addition to becoming a valued member of the Newport, R.I. Chamber of Commerce–and, its first businesswoman member, in 1915.

Lavishly illustrated, it offers over 300 photographs showcased by its 8 1/2 x 11 inch format illustrating life from Norway-to-Newport, R.I.–then and now–from period portraits and views of the late 19th and early 20th century, including antique post cards, to the present day.

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