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Boston’s Own Chef to the Stars: Star-Studded New Recipe Books Pay Tribute to Every Celebrity’s Favorite Chef, the Enigmatic Paul Posti.

From co-creating the Cobb Salad and being Frank Sinatra’s personal chef, to chasing a hungry Elvis Presley out of his kitchen, Chef Paul Posti was quite literally the chef to the stars. Also a decorated war veteran (and bunk-mate to none other than Clark Gable), Posti is a true American hero in every sense of the word. In a fitting tribute to the man behind the food at some of the world’s most prestigious establishments, Rev. George Mather and Rev. Larry Nichols have joined forces in two books to serve up hundreds of recipes and stories of Posti’s tumultuous life. ‘Boston’s Own Chef to the Stars’ is a microcosm of all that is great about American culture and heroism.

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Whitman, Massachusetts  Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Mel Blanc were not just leading stars of their days, but individuals who salivated at the very thought of Chef Paul Posti’s food. Posti was truly the “chef to the stars”, sending his creations out of the kitchens of some of the world’s finest hotels and restaurants, directly in front of the world’s biggest names.

But it’s not just food that makes Posti so fascinating; he was also a decorated war hero. Quite amazingly, Posti is the only air combat gunner to shoot down an enemy aircraft with a handgun; an event caught on film by Clark Gable and included in his renowned 1943 motion picture, ‘Combat America’.

As a fitting tribute to Posti, Rev. George Mather and Rev. Larry Nichols have recently published two books chock-full of recipes and stories of the finest man ever to grace the nation’s kitchens.


‘Boston's Own Chef To The Stars: Recipes From The Past’ - George Mather brings a wealth of knowledge in Boston's Own Chef To The Stars Cookbook. There are more than 800 authentic recipes used in the world’s most famous hotels and restaurants by one of Hollywood’s great chefs. Learn to make the original Steak Sinatra, Elvis Presley’s hamburger with special sauce, Clark Gable’s Wild Game marinade, Mel Blanc’s favorite Ossi Buchi In Gremolata and scores of others. These recipes were successfully used for over 60 years. No other cookbook can make this claim!

‘Boston's Own Chef To The Stars Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Cookbook’ - Boston’s Own Chef To The Stars LACTO-OVO VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK Enjoy magnificent recipes as relevant today as they were during the “Golden Age of Cinema.” Being a vegetarian does not mean you have to miss out on great dining using great recipes. The Boston’s Own Chef To The Stars LACTO-OVO VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK has over 150 authentic and refreshing recipes, used over the last 60 years in the world’s most distinguished hotels and restaurants. Now you can prepare professionally created recipes, using techniques taught in some of the world’s finest culinary schools/institutes by real chefs. Enjoy recipes for the best vegetarian salads, rice, beans, vegetables, soups, sauces, cookies, and beverages. These recipes are time tested and proven; they are the Crème de la Crème of the culinary world. Chef Posti was chef to the stars including Frank Sinatra’s for some 20 years. So how about a romantic evening with the love of your life? Put on your favorite record and enjoy the same great vegetarian meals relished by Hollywood’s great stars of the past. Only one cookbook can make these claim: Boston’s Own Chef To the Stars, LACTO-OVO VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK.

“Posti has always remained something of an Enigma, and it’s only since his 2002 death that we’ve really come to know the man behind the stories,” explains Rev. Mather, who was Posti’s private student for six years. “For example, it’s only after 61 years of confidentiality that the U.S Government finally revealed that Paul was one of America’s first CIA (OSS) agents during WWII. The people every American knew from the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's all knew Chef Paul Posti and I dare anyone to find someone who didn’t love his food!”

Continuing, “These books are a loving tribute to a man who shaped our culture more than we’ll ever be able to fathom. During our weekly meetings he so passionately shared his secret recipes with me as well as the stories behind them. I’m now sharing these with the world in the way that Chef Posti would have wanted. Whether you’re a celebrity/Americana buff or dab-hand in the kitchen, Posti can now be stood beside you as he guides you through his recipes and keeps you engrossed with stories of the big names you grew to love.”

Both volumes are available now:

‘Boston's Own Chef To The Stars: Recipes From The Past’ -

‘Boston's Own Chef To The Stars Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Cookbook’ -

About the Author:

George Mather is a retired, clergyman in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LC-MS). He is an accomplished author with an academic best seller: The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religion (Zondervan). Other works include: The Masonic Lodge (Zondervan), and Discovering the Plain Truth (Inter-Varsity Press). Before becoming a minister, he cooked at restaurants and hotels throughout the United States including the world renown Hugo’s lighthouse, the “crème de la crème”: of seafood restaurants located in Cohasset, Massachusetts, Boston’s Colonnade Hotel’s Promenade Café, the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Braintree, Massachusetts and Disneyland Hotel’s, Oak Room.” Anaheim, California. He specialized in both New England seafood dishes and Italian cuisine.

Contact: George Mather / / 435-632-8370


George Mather: / 435-632-8370