Cape Cod Chef's Table

Extraordinary Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown


Book Description

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.

About Carafoli, John F.

John Carafoli is an internationally known food stylist, consultant, and food writer who has been featured on the Food Network and NPR. After graduating from art school, he was an art director/designer and creative director for advertising agencies and publishers in Chicago. Returning to his East Coast roots, he began a career in food writing and food styling, starting with the Boston Globe. He then wrote the seminal book Food Photography and Styling and worked on major national campaigns with such clients as Stella Artois and Spanish Rioja wines, developing recipes while styling their ad campaigns. Other clients have included Absolut Vodka, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Smirnoff, Miller Lite, Tanqueray. Jose Cuervo, Au Bon Pain, Kraft, General Foods, and Dannon and Columbo Yogurts


He has taught cooking and food styling classes at several universities, including Boston University and New York University, and has been published in the New York Times and Gastronomica, in addition to presenting papers at the prestigious Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery in England.


His recipes and design work have appeared in Bon Appetit, Ladies Home Journal, Weight Watchers, Yankee, House Beautiful, and Prevention Magazine. He writes the quarterly feature “In Carafoli’s Kitchen” for the magazine Edible Cape Cod where he won an award for one of his articles.