On a woodstove in an off-the-grid island cabin, guest editor Sam Sifton prepares rustic, unhurried meals that feel close to the land and sea — and a world away from the scuttle of onshore life.
Though restaurant-kitchen culture is still dominated by men, women chefs have a refreshingly outsize presence in Maine. We gathered a few of the state’s best chefs to talk about why.
From lowbrow munchies to local delicacies, they’re the foods that define us.
A small but growing number of Maine lobstermen are turning to offshore fishing in the winter: a photo essay from aboard the lobsterboat Sea Glass.
How growing up where George Bush summered shaped one writer’s views on privilege, politics, and hometown pride.
Frigid waters, jellyfish hordes, riptides, and things that go bump in the night — nothing has stopped sexagenarian Westbrook aqua-woman Pat Gallant-Charette on her quest to beat marathon swimming’s globe-spanning challenge.
What if history’s powerful and pioneering women were celebrated and honored in public spaces? Abigail Gray Swartz is out to remix whole cityscapes with ambitious monuments to history’s “hidden figures.”
Oh, you thought this was the off-season? With incredible (and affordable) winter weekend getaways in every corner of the state, Maine doesn’t hibernate — and neither should you.
These are a few of our favorite things — a look back at our first decade (or so) of illustrated holiday covers.
Summertime is family time for the First Family at Walker’s Point.
In 2015, Down East conducted the following written interview with then 91-year-old George H. W. Bush, discussing the former president’s love of Maine and the role that the family’s Kennebunkport home at Walker’s Point has played in the Bushes’ public and private lives. The interview never ran in the magazine. We present it here, alongside photographs of the Bushes at Walker’s Point, courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
The Kennebec estuary as you’ve never seen it.