Barbara Lynch

Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire

Barbara Lynch

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Barbara Lynch is the owner of many of Boston's most celebrated restaurants such as Drink, B&G Oysters, Sportello, and Stir Boston. She was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2017 and is the recipient of three James Beard Awards. Her memoir describes her remarkable process of self-invention, including her encounters with colorful characters of the food world, and vividly evokes the magic of creation in the kitchen.

Barbara Lynch

Barbara Lynch has won multiple James Beard awards, including Outstanding Restaurateur, an Amelia Earhart award for success as a woman in a male-dominated field, and the Relais & Château designation of Grand Chef. She is the owner of Barbara Lynch Gruppo including No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, Drink, Sportello, and Menton. In 2017, she was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire

Out of Line describes Lynch’s remarkable process of self-invention, including her encounters with colorful characters of the food world, and vividly evokes the magic of creation in the kitchen. It is also a love letter to South Boston and its vanishing culture.

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