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Clara Silverstein is the author of three books, a long-time food writer in the Boston area, and Program Director of the summer Chautauqua Writers' Center. Her cookbook, The Boston Chef’s Table (Globe Pequot Press), presents more than 100 contemporary recipes from the city's top chefs, including Jody Adams, Todd English and Ming Tsai – plus a few traditional favorites. Customized for home cooks, the recipes are printed with a profile about each chef, cooking hints, and Boston food lore. Clara is also co-author of The New England Soup Factory Cookbook (Thomas Nelson), a collection of recipes from chef and company founder Marjorie Druker. A journalist for more than 20 years, Clara has published articles in Health magazine, Prevention, Runner's World, American Heritage, and the Boston Globe. When not writing, Clara runs with far more enthusiasm than speed. She finished the 2008 Boston Marathon and has also finished two other marathons, four triathlons, and several road races. Clara and her husband live near Boston with their two children.