New England Culinary Region

Margaret Irwin

The New England States Include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. They are bordered by Canada to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Long Island sound to the south and New York State to the west.

Climate of New England

The New England weather is known for its unpredictability and varies throughout the region. It has four seasons with long cold winters and short humid summers which limits the frost free growing season from May to September, typically 120 to 160 days.

Signature and Local New England Food Specialties

Brief History of New England Foods

  • 1620: Pilgrims arrived and rejected the native foods including lobster! They were not skilled in farming, hunting, or fishing and were taught to adapt by the Native Americans.
  • 1621: Taught to plant "the three sisters" (corn, beans, squash)
  • 1640: First brewery established (Puritans drank ale and beer, as the water was considered unsafe)

Major Immigrant Groups in New England

New England Tourist Destinations

Famous Restaurants of New England

Woodman's of Essex, Massachusetts

Durgin Park, Boston, Massachusetts

How To Throw A Classic New England Clambake

How To Throw a Classic Clambake
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