On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Chef Jeremy Sewall retraces his New England roots, from Samuel Sewall at the Salem Witch Trials, to generations of fishermen in Maine, like his Cousin Mark who supplies his restaurants of all their lobster. The name of his first restaurant couldn't be more apropos, as Lineage literally sit a block away from Sewall Ave in Brookline MA. What Jeremy's done with his fresh perspective for a regional cuisine oft relying heavily on historical dishes from the Puritans, is anew in The New England Kitchen (cookbook). He celebrates a contemporary cast of farmers and thinkers, from Skip & Shore of Island Creek Oysters, his co-collaborators from Island Creek Oyster Bar , to his newest Fort Point oyster bar, Row 34, which pours Maine Beer Company brews. What's not lost is Jeremy's sense of place. He still holds Boston's past (and the Red Sox) near and dear to his heart. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
"What I'm proudest of in Lineage is that it's truly a neighborhood restaurant." [16:00]
"Fall has this great feeling of relief. The summer's over, the leaves are changing and that kind of dictates how you cook and how you eat. You start to crave things that are warming and hearty." [27:00]
--Jeremy Sewall on The Food Seen