As part of her life-long work to correct the social and health perils of the new era of industrialization, in 1907 Sarah Lawrence founded the Junior League of Boston. Then as now, members participate in volunteer activities to promote positive change in their community. Part of this volunteer effort includes providing funding to worthy projects, and cookbooks have long served as a vital part of the League’s fundraising activities.
Boston Uncommon: A Culinary Journey Through Boston’s Distinctive Neighborhoods is exactly what the name implies: a unique view of Boston, touring the city’s neighborhoods for a taste of the rich history, culture, and foods unique to the city. The culinary tour takes readers from Beacon Hill to the Boston Harbor and from Boston Baked Beans (p.118) to Berry Pudding with Rum Whipped Cream (p.204) highlighting New England flavors all the way.
In addition to the more than 200 recipes in this patriotically-themed cookbook, there are useful cooking tips, beverage pairings, recipes from famous local restaurants, plus food and architectural photographs by Nina Gallant.
Presented by the Junior League of Boston, Boston Uncommon benefits and supports the mission of this 100-year old nonprofit organization committed to promoting volunteerism and improving the greater Boston community with four specific initiatives: college and career counseling, combating domestic violence, health advocacy, and the positive development of adolescent girls.
Boston Uncommon: A Culinary Journey Through Boston’s Distinctive Neighborhoods (ISBN: 0-9778059-0-5; $29.95; available at www.jlboston.org) was edited, designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1961, FRP has produced more than 1000 titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations from coast to coast. Full support and consultation are available in the creation, production, marketing, and distribution of a cookbook. FRP is a division of Southwestern/Great American, Inc.
Stephanie Williams, FRP Senior Publicist