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Inside the Combat Zone

Faced with the never-simple task of feeding her busy family every night, food writer Leigh Belanger turned to her kitchen chalkboard, planning out her weekly dinner menus in order to keep the chaos at bay. She quickly discovered the merits of modern menu planning: it saves time and money, produces better dishes, cuts down on waste, and returns creativity to the kitchen. Most importantly, she found that a good plan preserves sanity.


This stunning and approachable cookbook is an invaluable guide for families who want to eat locally and in season but know that getting dinner on the table requires a dash of reality. Sixteen seasonal menus lay out the strategy, starting with a “big cook” and clever tips on how to use that food in new and inventive dishes throughout the week. With over one hundred delicious and inspiring ideas for family meals, My Kitchen Chalkboard provides the wit, wisdom, and adaptable recipes you need to answer that nightly question: “What’s for dinner?”

Inside the Combat Zone

The Stripped Down Story of Boston's Most Notorious Neighborhood 


$18.50  Ÿ| 6  x 9 | Ÿ288 pages |Ÿ paperback |Ÿ Ÿ regional history

ISBN: 978-1-934598-17-7


In this expertly crafted history, veteran reporter Stephanie Schorow teases out the issues that gave rise to this controversial neighborhood, giving voice to the colorful players who sought to tame or profit from the sleaze snaking its way through downtown Boston.  At turns comic and tragic, Schorow introduces us to the political architects, exotic dancers, wise guys, and residents brought together by the adult entertainment district—a five-acre neighborhood the city engineered to contain the very porno plague it wanted to eliminate. For those who lived in, worked in, or frequented this notorious area, the Combat Zone is more than a distant memory—it was a life-altering adventure. 


Stephanie Schorow

 is the author, co-author, or editor of eight nonfiction books, including:  Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston's Most Notorious Neighborhood, and Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, published by Union Park Press. Stephanie has also written books on the Boston Harbor Islands, Boston's fire history, the tragic Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire and the infamous Brink's robbery.