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Love, joy & frittatas! Dunedin chef releases cookbook highlighting food as love language

“The Dressing Table” features easy-to-make shareable dishes
Posted at 5:39 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 07:42:41-04

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Penny Harris was a young girl, around eight or nine, when cooking became her love language.

“My mom was a working mom, so it was up to me to make dinner,” says the Dunedin chef. “How I represent my love for people is through food.”

Writing and cooking under her literary pseudonym Mary Lorine Buckman, the kitchen pro is releasing a new cookbook this week, “The Dressing Table."

The recipes are for easy-to-make shareable comfort foods that allow plenty of room for freedom and creativity.

“If you really cook with your heart, it’s such a gift,” she says. “It’s something I can give people. And it makes me happy.”

Penny was a longtime talent at award-winning Dunedin restaurant Bon Appetit.