Archive for September 4th, 2013

CCCTI know I have been going on and on about my vacation planned for next week, but I am really looking forward to it. One of the things I am most looking forward to is eating at some of the fine restaurants around Wellfleet and Cape Cod in general. To help find some great places to eat on the Cape, and maybe even try my hand at making a few signature dishes, I have found this fine new book: Cape Cod Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown by John F. Carafoli with photography by Francine Zaslow

The book features a range of wonderful Cape Cod restaurants along with recipes for their best loved dishes – all complimented by wonderful photographs.

About Cape Cod Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown by John F. Carafoli: “Cape Cod, Massachusetts is, roughly, a 70-mile peninsula divided into 15 towns. It is one of the furthermost points of land in the eastern US, with its hooked arm jutting out 40 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the towns date back to the 1600s, and each has its own unique personality, history, and gastronomic adventure. Over the past several years, Cape Cod’s culinary landscape has evolved. Yes, there are still the delicious fried clams, fresh broiled or grilled fish, and lobster rolls that have always been favorites, but many of today’s chefs are reinventing these traditional foods with a slightly different twist. The huge resurgence and interest in organic and local farming in many parts of our country has also reached the Cape, and chefs here are connecting with farmers and growers and using many of their products. Today’s Cape presents a thriving and unique culinary landscape and Cape Cod Chef’s Table gives readers, locals, and visitors a new perspective on this culinary scene. With recipes for the home cook from the Cape’s celebrated eateries and purveyors along with beautiful full-color photos, Cape Cod Chef’s Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook.”

Part travel guide, part cookbook, Cape Cod Chef’s Table is perfect for anyone looking for a little taste of Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown by John F. Carafoli is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.

LOBToday’s find related to my upcoming late summer vacation is:

Home Source International’s Beach Towels, specifically their Conde Nast Beach Towel Series.

This great series of towels borrows from Conde Nast’s massive collection of vintage images. The publishing giant’s collection includes classic art from The New Yorker and Vogue.

GBDI like the Beach, Girl, and Dog – Beach Towel featuring an image from Conde Nast’s Vogue Archives.

About the Vogue Beach Girl Dog Beach Towel (and all the towels of the series): “The Condé Nast beach towels are 100% cotton and 450 GSM. Not only are they generous in size, 40X70, but also the towels feature a reverse yarn-dye back. Therefore each pattern has its own solid colorful backing for an additional pop of color not found on other printed beach towels.”

See Home Source International’s complete Conde Nast Beach Towel Series here.