March 2017

Steve Brettell. Photographed by Michael D. Wilson

Bird Man

For almost 40 years, Steve Brettell has worked with monkish devotion in a tiny attic workshop, crafting countless exquisitely lifelike duck decoys.

Shepherd's Pie

Winter Comfort

Cottage pie or shepherd’s pie is great winter comfort food, particularly if you’ve spent the day working outdoors and need respite from the elements. Try Annemarie Ahearn’s recipe.

Washington

Boy Oh Boycott

Boycotts can have unintended consequences, and Maine’s history with them has been checkered. When we at Down East received a few impassioned messages warning us that we too were included in a “total boycott of all businesses linked to Maine in any way,” it prompted some reflection.