Browsing Tag

Maine

  • Ode to the Egg

    It’s the simplest, most basic of foods, the one cooks turn to when there’s nothing to eat in the house—because there’s almost always an egg or two in the pantry, ready to…

  • Snowy Day Soup

    What to do in a February blizzard on the coast of Maine? Snow day: No school, downtown shops all closed, and the snow falls so hard and fast that I can’t keep…

  • Christmas Means Lobster

    I’m happy to hear that the French, who know a thing or two about gastronony, have adopted our Maine custom of lobster for Christmas. Along with oysters, caviar and other icons of…

  • Fish Tales

    This past weekend at a local forum I listened to a young, energetic chef speak about seafood. He advocated enthusiastically for our fisheries, talking about how we need to expand our seafood…

  • What Goes Around Comes Around

    MY mother and father always joined forces, sometime in early autumn, to make these pickles, using produce from their own garden. They had a long wooden chopping bowl, the kind people called…

  • Maple Syrup time

    It’s tempting to think of maple syrup as a winter treat, something to sweeten breakfast on chilly mornings, atop a bowl of steaming oatmeal or flowing in profusion over a stack of buttermilk…

  • Maine shrimp redux

    Far from my usual Mediterranean comfort zone, last night I cooked up a batch of Maine shrimp in an Indian curry sauce and served it over steamed rice for dinner. It was…

  • Maple syrup season

    March 3rd, 2016. At some indefinable point toward the end of February, or early in March, you sense a shift in the light and even when the air remains cold, often bitterly…

  • Eating Maine: Perfect Borscht

    Eating local is a fine idea. It gives you fresher food, it supports local farms and the local landscape, it is generally a feel-good way to fill your pantry shelves, and it…