Good Maine Food
Good Maine Food is another exhaustive and essential collection of authentic Maine recipes, from Lobster Newberg to coot stew. The tome was written by Marjorie Mosser, the niece of the famous novelist Kenneth Roberts, author of such acclaimed books as Arundel and Trending Into Maine. As Roberts notes, this is a cookbook that “ignores cookery that is namby-pamby, twiddly, cloying, fussy, messy, and immature, and emphasizes foods that appeal to men and women whose talents are sound and sturdy.” To put this historic work into context, food historian Sandra Oliver has written a new foreword plus nearly two dozen recipe notes explaining everything from how to procure cod tongue to the pervasive presence of veal in traditional recipes. As much a journey into Maine’s history and traditions as a foray into cooking, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in the evolution of food and recipes of the state of Maine. Includes over 500 recipes.