Cookbook Benefiting Lynn Soup Kitchen Features All-Star Recipes

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Madeleines and mussels, beer and bolognese are among the recipes that beloved North Shore restaurants, renowned chefs and accomplished home cooks have contributed. To feeda new hardcover cookbook on sale this season to raise much-needed funds for the Lynn My Brother’s Table soup kitchen.

The lineup includes Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker’s Chicken Piccata, James Beard Award-winning Jamie Bissonnette’s Valencian Paella, and Paul Wahlberg’s “My Mom’s Chicken Thighs and Tomatoes,” plus offerings from many of the company’s favorites. North Shore including Bambolina, Bent Water Brewing, Cafe Avellino, Eat Well Kitchen, Finz Seafood & Grill, G Bar + Kitchen, Mission on the Bay, ​One Mighty Mill, ​Opus, Periwinkles, Sea Level Oyster Bar, Settler and Tides​.

The hardcover cookbook was designed and laid out by a group of dedicated volunteers who put their professional graphic skills to work for the organization, creating a book that would be right at home on a shelf next to the volumes. by Ina Garten and Mollie Katzen.

“We said, ‘Why don’t we make a cookbook that people would be happy to have on their counter, or even on a coffee table,'” says Dianne Hills, executive director of My Brother’s Table.

To feed is priced at $35 and proceeds will be used to provide meals for My Brother’s Table guests. Other foodie goodies – including tea towels, serving platters and oven mitts – are also available in the organization’s store, a perfect addition to the cookbook for gifting during the holidays. Buy the cookbook and other freebies online at

The largest soup kitchen on the North Shore, My Brother’s Table was founded in 1982. It has now been open for over 13,000 consecutive days and has served over 6.2 million free hot meals to people in need.

The project began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the organization had to cancel previously planned fundraising activities and began looking for a new way to keep the operation going. Creating a cookbook has proven to be not only a way to raise funds, but also a way to keep the organization’s staff and supporters connected and motivated during the difficulties of pandemic life, Hills says. .

“It was a way for all of us to connect during this time when people were physically disconnected,” she says. “I love this book – I love everything in it.”

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