A sneak peek into our recent family visit to Boston for my eCookbook photo shoot.
Last month we traveled to Boston to photograph an eCookbook featuring Rich’s Italian-American family recipes.
We stayed downtown for the first half of the week at the Royal Sonesta Boston in Cambridge overlooking the beautiful Back Bay skyline.
In fact, I could even see my old dorms at Boston University from our windows.
Rich and I met in Boston 15 years ago so it’s always nostalgic going back and especially magical to be visiting after 10 years of marriage and two kids in tow.
If you’re ever visiting Boston with kids, I can’t recommend the Royal Sonesta enough because it is right across the street from a large shopping mall and just around the block from the Museum of Science.
In fact, during our visit our four year old had the incredible opportunity to take a private cooking class with the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef, Christina Allen-Flores.
A mom herself, she was a complete natural working with Asher in the kitchen. If you’re ever in the area, she offers baking classes during holidays and school vacations so be sure to check them out!
As I mentioned earlier, we were in Boston to photography an eCookbook which will be the first in a series of books profiling Sunday dinner across America. My goal is to share the story of families who stay connected to their ancestors and heritage through food and recipes.
I can’t wait to share my Uncle Vinny’s Famous Frittata, my Cousin Richie’s Sunday Gravy & Meatballs and my Aunt Dolly’s Stuffed Artichokes. The book will feature these mouth-watering family recipes that were captured beautifully by my friend Raul of Alejandro Photography.
In addition, we also spent a day in the North End touring around to various Italian restaurants, bakeries and eateries with Michele Topor of Boston Food Tours.
We got to sample many Italian specialties such as basket cheese featured above. Rich’s family uses it in their Pizzagaina recipe but it is typically only available around Easter. We were lucky to be visiting just a week before the holiday.
The eBook will feature more beautiful photos and stories from our visit to the North End. Have you ever been before? What are your favorite restaurants?
Being able to combine a work trip with a family getaway is a huge blessing and one I don’t take for granted. If you’re ever traveling to the North Shore of Boston, I highly recommend the family-friendly and newly renovated Boston Peabody Marriott Hotel. Before blogging full time I worked in sales for Marriott and actually represented this hotel for several years. It was a privilege to be able to return with my family during a portion of our visit to Boston.
Have you ever visited Boston before? What are your favorite spots or memories? I’d love to hear from you.
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