Lydia Shire may be one of the few Boston chefs immune to trends, if an interview in the newest issue of Boston Magazine is any indication. “Locavore — what’s locavore?” inquires Shire when interviewer J.L. Johnson runs through a list of recent dining movements. Later, when asked if she might ever consider opening a casual restaurant like a clam shack, Shire calmly states “I need to surround myself with beauty — there is no question. I’m probably not the best person to do a clam shack.” After a season where practically every opening seems to be locavore comfort food, Shire’s words are a breath of fresh air.
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