WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2017/2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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cooking entertaining spirits recipes open house wine cellar hors d'oeuvres food & wine Exploring the World through Cookbooks J A N E T M E N D E L S O H N writer you might not think of cookbooks as travel guides, but they can be. Great ones, in fact. And not just because recipes give you a taste of a location's distinctive cuisine. When cookbook authors know a particular place inside and out, having lived there or having explored the territory in depth, they can whet our appetites for travel. Beyond standard introductions, these cookbook authors describe the history and culture of a place, taking us into the lives of people they meet. We sample the experience. We want more than recipes for signature dishes, local comfort foods, spice blends, or sauces. Suddenly we're thinking about flights and hotels, making vacation plans. Looking for that kind of inspiration, I stop into Wellesley Books where I learn my quest is atypical. C O U R T E S Y O F V O L A N T E F A R M S 170 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8

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