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Local chef heads for Big Easy cook-off

Paul Turano had always enjoyed watching and reading about the Great American Seafood Cook-Off , which is held annually in New Orleans. But over the years, he realized that Massachusetts didn’t have much of a representation, if any.

Which he found surprising: This is, after all, the home of clam chowder, fresh lobster, haddock, and the reality TV show “Wicked Tuna.”

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