What does a veteran forager know about Maine’s iconic fiddleheads that you don’t? Curl up with Michael Burke’s tale of a tagalong day in the field.
A longtime chronicler of Maine’s farm- and forage-to-table scene, Down East contributing photographer Douglas Merriam left the ‘Learn the Fern’ shoot with a pile of freshly harvested fiddleheads and made this magnificent salad. Get the recipe.
A husband-and-wife team spices up the Ellsworth restaurant scene with their lip-tingling Sri Lankan cooking.
Join us in celebrating Maine’s favorite crustacean, the lobster, at Down East’s Lobster Roll World Championship held Saturday, July 7, in Brick South at Thompson’s Point in Portland.
A Maine summer day and some lobsters are (almost) all you need for the perfect outdoor feast.
Three Maine breweries are doing what, a mere decade ago, conventional brewers’ wisdom said was impossible: making spontaneously fermented beer outside the climes of Belgium’s Senne River Valley.
Mainers have been coming together over pork and beans for centuries.
Our mini-guide to Belfast’s mega-ambitious year-round bazaar.
Around the time that new contributor Carla Jean Lauter was reporting this month’s story on the nascent reboot of Maine’s august D.L. Geary Brewing Co. she was also penning and designing a fond tribute to Maine’s many breweries in the form of a vintage children’s alphabet primer.
The thaw is on and the sap is flowing, heralding Maine Maple Sunday, with pancake eat-a-thons at sugarhouses around the state. So how much maple can you pack into one meal?
The culinary duo behind Piccolo, Portland’s much-loved Italian restaurant, dives into Spanish and French fare at their new West End bistro.
Maine’s whirligig beer scene left D.L. Geary Brewing Company behind. Now, New England’s oldest craft brewery is under new ownership, releasing new beers, and taking a new approach to brewing. Can it attract new drinkers?