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50 Great Bed & Breakfasts and Inns: New England

Running Pr. 2015. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9780762457472. pap. $20; ebk. ISBN 9780762458011. TRAV
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With this glimpse into bed and breakfasts, readers will daydream about a long, romantic weekend in New England—its coastline, parks, and charming towns. Each B&B is introduced with an exterior photo and a paragraph about its history and appeal. One to four of its signature recipes follow. These upscale brunch dishes range from local specialties like eggs Newport and wild blueberry strata with New Hampshire maple whipped cream to reimagined classics such as buttermilk-peach pancakes and baked cinnamon-apple French toast. A few entries include a page on local attractions, but these are much less robust than those found in most travel guides. The quality of the physical book makes it a pleasure to read; the paper is heavy and most pages have color photographs.
VERDICT More cookbook than travel book, this title has limited use for readers planning a trip. However, its greatest appeal will be for armchair travelers and home bakers.

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