Matt Jennings is one of modern America’s most intriguing cooks.

Chef Matt Jennings is recognized nationally for his bold, lusty cooking and dedication to New England locality through artisan and seasonal ingredients. Jennings sold Townsman in 2018 to pursue his newest venture, Full Heart Hospitality.


Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots

In his debut cookbook, chef Matt Jennings honors the iconic foods of his heritage and celebrates the fresh ingredients that have come to define his renowned, inventive approach to cooking.

With over 100 vibrant, ingredient-driven recipes—including modern spins on New England staples like clam chowder, brown bread, and Boston cream whoopie pies, as well as beloved dishes from Jennings’s award-winning restaurant, Townsman—Homegrownshines a spotlight on a trailblazing chef and pays homage to America’s oldest cuisine.

Matt Jennings Homegrown Cooking


These are some of Matt’s favorite, time tested recipes. They represent a sampling from his past menus- some whimsical, some devoutly seasonal and some traditional and nostalgic. Peruse these offerings and visit this area frequently as there are always new recipes in development!

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