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Charmed by the chef

Lydia Shire tutors Roxbury girls on finer things in life

Chef Lydia Shire (second from left) and students from Lewis Middle School in Roxbury gave a toast during a fancy dinner at Scampo in The Liberty Hotel. Chef Lydia Shire (second from left) and students from Lewis Middle School in Roxbury gave a toast during a fancy dinner at Scampo in The Liberty Hotel. (Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe)
By Bella English
Globe Staff / April 16, 2009

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The waiter, his Italian accent the seal of authenticity, hovered around LePrayer Washington as she perused the busy menu. Scribbling on his pad, he announced, "The young lady will have the Caesar salad and the crisped lobster tails on 24 karat gold risotto with ripe mango and lime." (Full article: 965 words)

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