Food

Perf-egg-tion

Perf-egg-tion

An egg-and-cheese croissant all too often involves an overdone fried egg and a bland slice of Swiss wedged into a too-chewy pastry. At Portland’s Belleville bakery, the pastry that goes by that name is something else entirely.

Baharat's Middle Eastern food

Going All-In

Baharat is dishing up heaps of Middle Eastern cuisine staples in Portland.

Vichyssoise, made with leek, shallot, and potato

Bisquey Move

One of Maine’s most accomplished chefs ditched his knife set for a camera and wound up creating a visual feast of a book about soups.

Mossy Ledge Spirits

Still Life

The still maker has become the distiller: Jesse Lupo’s new booze line includes cinnamon, toasted coconut, and sweet tea cordials.

Chicken Soup

For the Soul

This time of year, the alluring whiff of simmering chicken stock and the promise of a big bowl of soup, bolstered by the addition of greens and beans, softens the onset of Maine’s chilly evenings.