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Nov 2017 Recap

Here’s quick recap of what you missed in recent months, whether you’re a Guild member who’s just been too darn busy to attend our events and activities, or if you’re not yet a member, but might be thinking about joining.

Since summertime, we:

  • learned about the current state of local and federal fishing regulations from a successful seafood wholesaler,

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A Tour of Sky8 Shrimp Farm, LLC: Engineering sustainable shrimp farming in Stoughton, MA

Even somJTranSky8eone with a Ph.D.…no one knows everything!” says James Tran in a hopeful, light-hearted tone during the beginning of our Culinary Guild tour Friday morning. Tran, a 39-year-old native of Vietnam, has spent the last two years in endless trial and error scenarios attempting the first shrimp farm in Massachusetts.

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Culinary Weekend in Brooklyn, New York

Recently, The Culinary Guild of New England took a culinary tour of Brooklyn, New York. Here, CGNE member Isabel Chesak recounts all of the delicious eats, fantastic sights and interesting history we took in over our three-day stay there. 

Brooklyn is so alive! Here in Williamsburg,

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Posted in From Our Friends, Past Events


Making Mozzarella at Fiore Di Nonno

On March 4th, Guild members and friends met at Fiore Di Nonno in Somerville to see how a variety of cheeses are made. Lourdes Smith, owner of Fiore Di Nonno, and her team, taught us how to make mozzarella, burrata, and a slew of other fresh cheeses – just like Lourdes’

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An Evening with King Arthur Flour

by Michelle Collins, CGNE member

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On Monday evening, CGNE members, friends, and guests learned how to make pie dough from King Arthur Flour’s resident “pie queen,” Bonny Hooper. Hooper taught the sizeable crowd how to make an all-butter pie crust.

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Posted in Past Events, Recipes


DIY Recap: How to Make Chocolate with Taza

by Marshall Bright, CGNE youth member

When I was a kid, my favorite part of Mr. Rogers were the segments when we got to visit a factory and see how things were made, so when I heard about the opportunity to go to a DIY event where we got to visit a real-live chocolate factory,

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Posted in Co-Sponsored Events, Demonstrations, Past Events


DIY Recap: How to Brew Beer

By Paul Masters, CGNE youth member

Recently, Amy and I had the pleasure of visiting the Cambridge Brewing Company with other beer-minded folks under the auspices of the Culinary Guild of New England. If you haven’t heard of the Culinary Guild before,

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Stir-Frying with Grace Young

By Lena Hanson, CGNE communications manager


On a cold Monday night in January, members of the Culinary Guild gathered at Golden Temple restaurant in Brookline to learn more about celebrating the Chinese New Year from renowned author and chef Grace Young.

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Posted in Demonstrations, Past Events


A Modern Feast of the Fishes

By Janet Kalandranis of Food Beautiful

It’s part tradition, part modern feast and a whole lot of seafood deliciousness. On Monday, November 7th, the Culinary Guild of New England hosted its very first Feast of the Seven Fishes at Hotel Commonwealth.

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Posted in Demonstrations, Past Events


Foraging with Russ Cohen

On October 1st of 2011, members of the Culinary Guild gathered at Great Brook Farm State Park. The goal was to learn about wild edibles with professional environmentalist and wild foods enthusiast Russ Cohen.

Over 66 wild edibles have been identified in Great Brook Farm State Park. Sheltered from the light morning drizzle by one of the park’s wooden picnic areas,

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