JP master chef pens New England cookbook

Chef Daniel Bruce, one of Boston’s top chefs and a Jamaica Plain resident, last month published his first cookbook, “Simply New England: Seasonal Recipes That Celebrate Land and Sea.”

Bruce is the executive chef at the Boston Harbor Hotel downtown, where he oversees its acclaimed restaurants Meritage and the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. He also founded the Boston Wine Festival there and operates other wine festivals in California and Washington, D.C.

The cookbook focuses on 125 New England-based recipes that are simple to prepare.

“Great food doesn’t have to be complicated,” Bruce said in a press release. “These are dishes that I make over and over again because they taste good and they work.  I hope they will become part of your personal culinary history as well.”

Bruce, a longtime client of the Centre Cuts salon at 6 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale, will sign copies of “Simply New England” there on Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The book, published by Lyons Press, was co-written with former Boston Herald and Boston magazine restaurant critic Mat Schaffer and photographer Ron Manville.

The cover of chef Daniel Bruce’s “Simply New England.” (Courtesy Image)

The cover of chef Daniel Bruce’s “Simply New England.” (Courtesy Image)

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