NESN’s “Dining Playbook” features two of America’s favorite pastimes, food and sports, with help from the region’s best known hosts, athletes and tastemakers. Emmy award-winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer.
Jenny and Billy try more than just the traditional pizza at this new open-concept kitchen restaurant.
*150 Worcester Rd, Framingham, Mass., 01702, (508) 879-9161, www.bertuccis.com
This week’s episode features special cooking segments at the Boston Center for Adult Education. Jenny and Billy take turns cooking with New England chefs and make dishes that viewers can follow along with. The chefs include:
Carolyn Johnson, Chef of 80 Thoreau
Carolyn uses only the best ingredients to make her delicious corn soup with Jenny.
*80 Thoreau St, Concord, Mass., 01742, (978) 318-0008, www.80thoreau.com
Joanne Chang, Owner of Flour and Myers + Chang
Joanne makes a lemon meringue pie off of the Flour menu with Billy.
*For information and locations, go to www.flourbakery.com
Kevin O’Donnell, Chef and Co-Owner of SRV
Kevin prepares a Venetian-style squid ink risotto with calamari and preserved lemon.
*569 Columbus Ave, Boston, 617-536-9500, www.srvboston.com
Adam Wimes, Executive Chef of the Lenox Hotel
New Lenox Hotel executive chef Adam Wimes makes his popular ahi tuna dish with Billy.
*61 Exeter St, Boston, 02116, (617) 536-5300, www.lenoxhotel.com
Nookie Postal, Chef and Owner of Commonwealth
Nookie shows Jenny how to make a sausage Parmesan sandwich.
*11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, Mass., 02142, (617)945-7030, commonwealthcambridge.com
Go to bcae.org for a catalog of all the classes offered at the Boston Center for Adult Education. First timers can use the code: COOKING for 30 percent off.
*122 Arlington St, Boston, 02116, 617-267-4430, www.bcae.org
True Aussie Rescue Me Contest
This week’s winner is Lonnie Cutler. Congratulations, Lonnie! You have won a pre-prepared holiday meal for 8 to 10 people.
*For your chance to win next week, go to www.aussielambrescueme.com.