Welcome to New England...a land of stately lighthouses and craggy coastlines; of white church steeples and breathtaking fall leaves; of friendly country stores and romantic old inns; of winding mountain lanes and thriving cities. And from this glorious setting, over 500 recipes have been collected to capture the marvelous cuisine of the New England states of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. One hundred and seven of New England's most popular cookbooks have been selected to contribute their favorite recipes to this remarkable collection, Each chosen recipe is a time-honored, proven favorite that typifies New England cooking. Included are famous New England recipes such as Seafood Chowder, Lobster Stew, Steamed Clams, New England Boiled Dinner, Mulled Cider, Indian Pudding, Molassas Cookies, Cranberry Chutney, Beach Plum Jelly, and of course, Boston Baked Beans and Stemed Brown Bread. Also there are outstnading recipes ranging from traditional to trendy, including microwave, low-cal, crockpot, cooking on the grill, do-ahead, gourmet and quick-to-fix recipes for today's cooks. These favorite recipes are complemented by photographs and interesting quips about the history, food, and folfklore of New England. Let these superb recipes from outstanding New England cookbooks invite you into delightful, delicious New England...The Best of the Best from New England.