Beth Applebaum

Beth Applebaum loves to teach-anyone, anywhere, anytime. For the past twenty five years, she has taught Special Education and has been an outspoken advocate for children with special needs. A private tutor for the past seven years, Beth is currently teaching dyslexic children to read.

One can trace her love of teaching back to a year spent in Torino, Italy in the mid-70’s. During that time she worked at a private school teaching Conversational English to Italians, and learning the Italian language from her students in return. Her love of teaching, combined with a passion for cooking make Beth a perfect guide for our North End Market Tours.

Beth’s cooking skills are put to good use each year during the numerous events at which she volunteers. She runs Artist Hospitality at the Boston Folk Festival, making all of the pastries for the artists and program donors, and keeping them happy with Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Basil Panini. She also caters for friends, school events and numerous charities, and does volunteer work at WUMB, the folk music station at UMASS Boston.

When she’s not teaching, volunteering or guiding tours, Beth is happiest fixing a plate of her homemade Butternut Squash Tortellini with Butter and Sage, and enjoying the tranquility of her garden in Cambridge, a garden full of flowers and flowering fruit trees that reminds her of Italy.