Northshore Magazine

November 2014

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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12 November 2014 Darren Pellegrino is a Boston-based photographer who shoots food, architecture, and portraits for clients throughout New England. His editorial work has been featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine, Southern New England Home, City Living Magazine, and Home Remodeling magazine. His portfolio can be seen at and Darcy Hammer is an award-winning floral and garden designer, carpenter, stylist, and writer. She owns Le Reve Floral & Garden Design, Co-owns Hammer & Hammer Carpentry, and is both a Freelance stylist for Anchor Artists and a Founding Member/ Writer at Boston Betrothed. Her distinctive work appears in numerous publications such as: Northshore, Boston Home, Boston and Well Wed, and in blogs like: Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, and Boston Betrothed. Visit,, A resident of the North Shore, Kelly Upson has been a food stylist for over 17 years. Her work includes ads and commercials for clients such as Sonic, Seagram's, Keurig, Weight Watchers and Visa. Check out to see more of her work. Jennifer Sperry writes for a variety of magazines, including Boston Home & Garden, Rhode Island Monthly, and Southern New England Home, and is also a freelance editor. She recently settled into a new fixer-upper home with her husband and baby daughter and—when she's not painting, which is almost never—she is known for prioritizing wine tastings, beach days, and takeout Indian food. photograph by studio nouveau (Hammer); by darren pellegrino (left) Real Food contributors From the Editor November is one of my favorite months, a time to celebrate food and family in the grandest, most festive way: the Thanks- giving feast. My foodie sister-in-law, Kate, often does the cooking. Although she's not trained as a chef, her silky gravy, but- tery mashed potatoes, and moist turkey roasted to perfection could rival any five-star restaurant. My brother Richard, another culinary master, often jumps into the kitchen with Kate, and the recipe banter begins. It's always a fun atmos- phere and the family gathering that I look forward to all year. One thing that makes Kate's dinner so delicious is that she sources most of her ingredients from local farms, making eve- rything taste fresh. In this issue, we visit farm chef Carolyn Grieco as she prepares a feast for the farmers at Appleton Farms in Ipswich. Operated by The Trustees of Reservations, the farm grows its produce using sustainable practices. This year, they had a great growing season, thanks to Mother Nature and hardworking farmers, and Grieco's dishes reflect the flavors of their harvest. We also visit three pastry chefs on the North Shore baking deli- cious pies using apples from Amesbury's Cider Hill and Peabody's Brooksby Farms, which give the pies an authentic North Shore sweetness. The Bancroft's pastry chef, Jennifer Cobb, offers her recipe for an apple and cranberry pot pie (also our cover model) on page 222. Fall is the time to harvest oysters in New England. Raised mainly in Massachu- setts' southern waters, these succulent, briny mollusks become the stars of raw bars on the North Shore. Two chefs—Matt O'Neil from The Blue Ox in Lynn and Serie Keezer of Salem's Finz—share their take on dipping sauces to enhance the salty experience. We also take a look at the his- tory of the spice trade in Salem. Stories of mutiny, pirates, and distant lands make for an intriguing read. We hope you enjoy this issue of North- shore magazine dedicated to all things delicious in our region. Cheers, Nancy E. Berry

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