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Barbara Lynch

owner, Barbara Lynch Gruppo

An embodiment of the American dream, Barbara Lynch, who once could only fantasize about escaping from the projects of South Boston, is the James Beard Award-winning chef-owner of a $10 million aggregate of restaurants and food businesses in Boston called Barbara Lynch Gruppo. It includes No. 9 Park, B & G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Plum Produce, Stir, Drink, and Sportello. A hometown heroine known for her generous giving back to the disadvantaged and the Southie communities, she has become a national star featured in the pages of *Gourmet*, *Food & Wine*, *The New York Times*, and more. She is the recipient of the 2009 Amelia Earhart Award, which honored Julia Child, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Suze Orman. She lives in Winchester, MA. In her new cookbook, *Stir*, she shows how to make the robustly flavored dishes that combine sophistication with practicality and have earned her national acclaim.