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- Chef Matt Jennings
Acclaimed chef Matt Jennings teams up with the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa for a two-part cooking demonstration and supper. During the chef's afternoon workshop, Jennings — a four-time James Beard Award nominee and New England Culinary Institute grad — will walk students through recipes from his recent book, Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots. He'll also share tips for coaxing flavor from healthy, everyday foods. At the sit-down dinner that evening, he'll put his words to work on several plated courses crafted from regional ingredients in the Essex's restaurant.
Cooking Demonstration & Dinner with Matthew Jennings: Saturday, January 26, demonstration, 1-3 p.m., $50; dinner, 6:30-10 p.m., $98, the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa. Info, 878-1100, essexresort.com.
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