The Yankee Chef: Feel Good Food for Every Kitchen

Posted March 07, 2013, at 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Bangor Public Library, 145, Harlow Street, Bangor, ME

For more information: Sue Bricknell; 207 947 8336;

Jim Bailey will be in the library to talk about his new book, The Yankee Chef: Feel Good Food for Every Kitchen, and to do a cooking demonstration.

The heritage of New England cookery unfolds in this charming collection of more than 550 traditional recipes tweaked for today’s palate. Compiled with insight and flavors from three generations of Yankee chefs, this cookbook for home cooks and professional chefs alike covers baked goods, beverages, seafood, desserts, and more. Create a range of comfort foods in typical New England style, including easy-to-follow recipes for classics like chowders, steamers, cornbread, and mincemeat pie. This informative, engaging, and definitive guide to the feel-good food of the Northeast will offer a lifetime of classic meals for the family and is a great addition to any kitchen library.

Jim Bailey, The Yankee Chef for over 25 years, is also the foremost authority on New England cuisine and culinary history, a respected food columnist, and a third-generation chef. He lives in Maine with his wife and four children.