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Cooking Up The Past

Radio Boston co-host Meghna Chakrabarti (left) samples mock turtle soup with Chef Scott Herritt of Kitchen. (Emily Zendt/WBUR)Kitchen's chef de cuisine Eric LeBlanc prepares to serve up mock turtle soup. (Emily Zendt/WBUR)A collection of old cookbooks and whiskey bottles behind the bar at Kitchen. (Emily Zendt/WBUR)Chef Scott Herritt of Kitchen thumbs through a classic cocktails book. (Emily Zendt/WBUR)

Kitchen in Boston’s South End isn’t just any kitchen. It’s a new restaurant that specializes in very old recipes, relying on a collection of historic cookbooks.

Chef Scott Herritt says there’s a lot about how we view food now — using authentic local ingredients, not letting any part of an animal go to waste — that’s right in line with how people ate centuries ago.

We’ll try the modern version of mock turtle soup from circa 1860.


  • Scott Herritt, chef and owner of Kitchen

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