Food Features

The Palace Diner

Chad Conley and Greg Mitchell, are just the sixth owners to cinch up their aprons and helm the griddle at Maine’s oldest dining car.

An authentic Maine clambake

How to Have an Authentic Maine Clambake

A “true” lobster bake is a daylong affair that begins with a driftwood fire that takes two to three hours. See how resourceful Mainers have sped up the process, to enjoy an authentic Maine clambake. Plus, a bonus Maine Blueberry Pie recipe!

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The Cure

Matthew Secich worked in some of the country’s most gourmet, most stressful kitchens, bouncing discontentedly from one high-profile gig to the next. Now, he makes smoked meats and cheeses in Unity’s Amish community, which he, his wife, and kids joined a few years ago.

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Meet the Pie Moms

For the last 14 years, these women have been working for free at the Berry Manor Inn as chambermaids and pie makers, an arrangement they jokingly call “indentured servitude.”

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Slice of Life

Nothing smells and tastes more like summer in Maine than a berry pie. What better way to embrace the season than by filling a pie or patronizing one of Maine’s expert pie makers? Ready your forks and remember that Maine’s flaky summer treats are best enjoyed outdoors and with friends.

Maine's Best Breakfasts

Maine’s Best Breakfasts

We got up early and ate our way across the state to bring you this definitive list of Vacationland’s 30 most mouthwatering breakfast dishes — sweet to savory, traditional to oddball. This is how Maine does the most important meal of the day.