Renowned foodie scribe (and Lincoln native) Linda Beaulieu, author of the must-have Providence and Rhode Island Cookbook, recently teamed up with Joe Zito and landed another runaway hit with THE TV MAITRE’D COOKBOOK ($19.95), a great concept compiling recipes from more than 100 area chefs and restaurants (“From A to Z — make that Al Forno to Zooma”), including Venda’s creamy Bolognese and Moroccan Lamb Stew courtesy of 3 Steeple Street. The duo recently hosted a dinner and book signing at Costantino’s On the Hill, the first in a series to be held at local restaurants. And for those of us who have no intention of recreating these homegrown recipes, The TV Maitre’d Cookbook functions as a quick coffee table reference guide when undecided on where to eat. Flip through and find the joint that covers your craving (“damn, I need a Lobster Fra Diavolo right now”) or close your eyes and pick a page — either way you can’t go wrong.
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