Loving Pectic Seafood

Update 2011: Pectic has closed. I'm back on Mount Desert Island, but en route this time, I stopped at Pectic Seafood, on Route 3, in...
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...
Venison dinner with vegie alternative to benefit a new kitchen.

Wine, Chocolate, and Venison: 3 special-event dinners bright November in Maine

Hungry for something new? Consider one of these special-event dinners in Maine. Nov. 11: Demonstration Wine Dinner at Five-0, Ogunquit No, Chef Walter isn't demonstrating wine,...

Boothbay Harbor Restaurant Week: Sept. 18-24

Want to taste your way through Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and environs? Boothbay Harbor Restaurant Week, Sept. 18-24, 2010, makes that easy. Seventeen participating restaurants...

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...

Foliage escapes: Antiquing and leaf-peeping in Cornish

Oh here's a gem, a delightful Maine village that oozes New England charm. Folded in the foothills of the White Mountains, well seasoned Cornish...

Good, fast, cheap eats along Maine’s Route 1

Foodie poohbahs lavish attention on Maine’s hot chefs and farm-to-table restaurants, but few dish on the off-the-publicity-grid, non-chain, fastish-food, take-out and grab-and-go joints. When I’m...

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,...

I scream, you scream, for FREE ice cream at Gifford’s Maine stands

Yessiree folks, you know winter's really coming to an end when Gifford's Ice Cream opens its stands in Maine. Once again, the Maine-based premium...

Lincolnville wine and dine

I sipped and nibbled my way through Lincolnville the other evening, beginning at the Cellardoor Winery for wine and cheese. Cellardoor is actually Maine's...

Cellardoor Winery pairs wine with food this spring

Taste your way through Maine without leaving the Midcoast. Maine's Cellardoor Winery, with locations in Lincolnville and Rockport, is hosting wine-and-food pairings every weekend,...
Peruse The Eat Local Cookbook before heading to the market.

The Eat Local Cookbook helps cooks get the most out of the season’s bounty

In Maine, eating fresh, local food is easy. The state was farm-to-table in homes and in many restaurants long before it became  trend. Now...

May midweek spa special at Stage Neck Inn

If you're itching to take advantage of this early season warm spell and want to enjoy a bit of pampering, too, check out this...

Quick bites in the Forest City

Breakfast: Aurora Provisions. I've always liked this Pine Street combo cafe/market. It's a friendly spot and obviously a West End neighborhood fave. Lots of...
Never miss an opportunity for Maine-made ice cream. ©hilary nangle

Craving fresh, Maine-made ice cream? Here’s where to find it statewide

I scream, you scream for Maine-made ice cream Years ago, when I edited a specialty food publication, the president of one large out-of-state gourmet ice...