Harvest on the Harbor, a three-day food festival with seminars, tastings, cooking demonstrations, and much more kicks off today (October 23) in Portland. For a complete schedule of events, and to purchase tickets, click here.
In preparation for the festivities, I chatted briefly with Portland’s own celebrity mixologist John
Maine’s own Kate’s Homemade Butter, made in Old Orchard since 1981, just won a very important prize in the world of dairy. At the 2008 World Dairy Expo Championships in Wisconsin, Kate’s received first prize in the category of unsalted butter according to this article on the Boston Globe’s
That man up there? He’s the Oyster Czar. Translation: He’s in charge of all-things oysters at the Pemaquid Oyster Festival in Damariscotta this Sunday.
From noon to dusk, head to the Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina on Main Street in downtown Damariscotta to sample some of the 15,000 oysters that will be shucked and served fresh on the half shell, broiled, stewed, and baked as Oysters Rockefeller.
Thanks to the Czar, cocktail sauce has been shunned at this year's festival.
The October issue of Down East magazine has lots of food stuff, including:
Things are bustling at Beth’s Farm stand in Warren, pictured to the right. Perhaps more Mainers should visit this vegetable and fruit haven, since apparently we’re the fattest people in New England. But more and more of us are using food stamps to consume that
There are only a few days left — and I don’t mean of summer. I mean that there are only a few days left to taste some of the best fried scallops you’ll ever eat and you can enjoy them in one of the prettiest locations on the coast of Maine.
Anna’s Water’s Edge (75 Black's Landing Road, Sebasco Estates, Phippsburg, 207-389-1803, www.thewatersedgerestaurant.com) is an out-of-the-way, knock-your-socks-off
If you haven’t experienced the haven of Hallowell, take a drive. Maine's smallest city, bordered by Augusta to the north, is a majestic place to be on a midsummer’s eve. Water Street is aglow in a soft, enveloping light that plays off the Kennebec River as it rolls by downtown shops. And in this small stretch of a downtown there are a handful of restaurants that complement the friendly, artisan vibe of Hallowell with down-to-earth, delicious food and drinks.
A new, hip joint
That’s right. Because they use “native sap and fruitwood from the forests of Maine… to gently roast small batches of beans in a vintage Italian roaster,” they want to see your woodpile
It's official. Down East's own Jan Campbell won first place this morning at the Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest. For the winning recipe, click here. Congratulations, Jan!
Photo courtesy of Robin Robinson
The 61st annual Lobster Festival officially opens today in Rockland. Admission is free all day today — look for carnival rides, face painting, the coronation of the Sea Goddess, tours of the U.S. Coast Guard station, and live music. Plus lots of lobster to eat. (Click here for the complete schedule.)
But the event you don’t want to miss takes