chocolate never tasted so good as that created by Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers on Isle au Haut and shared in her new cookbook Desserted.

Desserted: Black Dinah Chocolatier Kate Shaffer shares techniques, recipes, and tales from her Isle...

Life doesn't get much sweeter than creating a successful gourmet chocolate business on  a Maine island that's home to a remote section of Acadia...
Gaze over rosa rugosa to a lobster boat filled harbor, while rocking on the front porch of Elsa's Inn in Prospect Harbor, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo.

Check into Elsa’s Inn on Maine’s Schoodic Peninsula for ocean views and perhaps blueberry...

Sitting in a rocker on the front porch of Elsa's Inn and gazing out at the lobster boats bobbing in Prospect Harbor, it's hard...
Fresh seafood plus Grindstone Neck of MAine smoked seafood products are served at Fisherman's Inn REstaurant. Courtesy photo

Fisherman’s Inn Restaurant in Winter Harbor, Maine, shares recipes for Thai-style mussels and finnan...

Restaurants come and go in Winter Harbor, Maine, but Carl and Kathy Johnson's Fisherman's Inn Restaurant has stood the test of time, serving fresh...

For a topnotch fare, find The Lost Kitchen, in Belfast, Maine

CLOSED. Chef Erin French has taken her show on the road with an Airstream food truck. Chef Matthew Kenney's The Gothic has taken over...
Penny Jordan and her siblings and dad saved the family farm by working with the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. Hilary Nangle photo.

All is Well at Jordan’s Farm, in Cape Elizabeth, thanks to development easements—and don’t...

Last week, I had the good fortune to visit a number of Maine farms with the Maine Farmland Trust, an organization that's working to...

This and that: News, notes, & events from around Maine

Choo choo! Model railroads and free admission Train fans take note: The Maine State Museum, in Augusta,  is celebrating model railroads Dec. 7 and 8....

Postcard from Vienna: Gaststrube Pürstner

Where: Gaststrube Pürstner, Vienna, Austria; operated by the Purstner family for three generations. Menu: Traditional, prices from 9-26 Euros (most in the 15-18 E range) Dish:...

Kudos to Maine’s 2016 James Beard Award semi-finalists

The James Beard Awards have released the semi-finalists for the 2016 restaurant and chef awards, and once again, Maine is well represented. Here's where...

10 ways to escape the heat in Maine

We're looking at a few days of scorching heat, at least by Maine standards. Keep that in mind: It IS worse elsewhere. And many...

Cheap airfare, free skiing, enticing dinners, and other news and notes from around Maine

Everybody loves a deal, and I've got quite a few for you. Book today: TOO LATE, YOU MISSED IT, SORRY. $49 airfare from New York,...
Escape everything at Three Pines, a peaceful B&B on an organic farm in Hancock, Maine, near Acadia National Park. Courtesy photo.

Maine bed-and-breakfast inns that cater to vegetarians

While most inns and B&BS will, with advance notice, prepare vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) breakfasts, a few cater to the meat-free crowd. Honestly, even...

Upcoming guest chef and specialty dinners in Maine

Make reservations ASAP if you want to attend one of these specialty dinners highlighting Maine chefs and/or Maine foods. Salt Water Farm Café & Market...

Open & closed: updates for Moon Maine and Moon Coastal Maine

Well the ink is barely dry on the new edition of Moon Coastal Maine, and already I have updates for you. I'm also tossing...

Slab opens: Sicilian street food in Portland, Maine

I've been a fan of Stephen Lanzalotta's baking and Mediterranean fare since I first wandered into Sophia's years ago. Enough that I bought...