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Thursday, July 10, 2003

Westport Authors Clam Shack Cookbook is Yummy

Westport food writer Brooke Dojny has written a dozen cookbooks, but her latest is a travel guide of sorts as well. Todays Hartford Courant gives it a warm review.

Excerpt: ғBrooke Dojny, who lives in Westport and summers in Maine, traveled the ‘Seafood Trail’ along the New England coast to find the best clam shacks, lobster pounds and chowder houses.

Her 25 favorite finds and the recipes that have made them famous are wrapped up in ‘The New England Clam Shack Cookbook’ (Storey, $16.95).

ӓDojny blends the stories behind these popular dining spots with bits of folklore, recipes written for the home kitchen and tips on filleting fish and eating a whole lobster. The only thing missing is the heady aroma of salt air.

The newspaper notes that snapshots of people, places and food ԓgive the pages the look of a personal photo album.

It quoted Dojny as saying her publisher sent disposable cameras to the business that she visited, with instructions “just to take pictures of everything.”

“Some of the best shots came from those cameras,” she said.


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