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At Home With Lydia Shire

Boston-based chef has designed her colorful kitchen for company
Sam Gugino
Issue: June 30, 2012

Lydia Shire, 63, is a fixture in the Boston culinary world: Her career spans four decades with stints as head chef at some of Boston's legendary restaurants, including Maison Robert, Harvest, Café Plaza at The Copley Plaza Hotel, Parker's at the Parker House Hotel, and Biba. In 1995, unable to find a house in the city that she could afford, Shire asked her real estate agent for a fixer-upper, and got one that she fell in love with in Weston, Mass. Wine Spectator's Sam Gugino explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 5, 2012.

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