Melissa Abbott


Author talks about local inns, food of regional New England cooking with historic recipes from beautiful Cape Ann Massachusetts, north of Boston on the coast of Massachusetts Bay.

Gloucester's Melissa Smith Abbott, author of "The Legacy of the Three Melissas" works for The Gloucester Daily Times in Gloucester, MA.

Years ago, the author's family on her father's side ran the Anadama Bread Bakery, Blacksmith Shop Restaurant, The Cable House Bed & Breakfast, The Faraday Inn, all in Rockport, and The Easterly Inn in Gloucester. Her grandmother, Melissa Collins Smith, along with her husband William P.C. Smith, ran food businesses on Cape Ann for 70 years. The Blacksmith Shop Restaurant was a favorite haunt of Rockport artists during the 1930s. Abbott has put together her family's collection of menus, recipes, photos, artwork, cookbooks, historic documents, and memorabilia in her new book.

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The Legacy of Three Melissa's: Authentic and Original Cape Ann Recipes
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 48,250. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Biography
A collection of 300+ recipes and essays from Gloucester and Rockport, MA's Anadama Bread Bakery, Blacksmith Shop Restaurant, Faraday Inn, Easterly Inn, and Cable House B&B. Also contains a collection of traditional Cape Ann recipes from author Melissa Smith Abbott. (This version contains no photographs but all the text and recipes are included.)

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anadama bread    appetizers    cakes    cookies    gloucester    lobster    lobsters    new england