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Chef maps roots in New England in new cookbook

"Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots" by Matt Jennings (Artisan, $35)

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You could say that Matt Jennings has been following the chef's playbook. He's got four nominations for James Beard's Regional Best Chef award (Northeast, for his former Providence, R.I., restaurant Farmstead and his Boston restaurant Townsman), four wins at the pig festival Cochon 555 and a pretty great Instagram feed. And last year, he wrote - with co-author Jessica Battilana - his first cookbook, "Homegrown:

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