Food

  • Nibbles: BBQ, salmon and donuts

    Nibbles: BBQ, salmon and donuts

    BBQ battle shaping up BBQ maestro Frank Pendola of Nostrano in Town Hill is staging the second Great Maine Barbecue Challenge Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 21-24, in Bass Park at the Hollywood Casino and Raceway’s harness racing track in Bangor. Darlings and Hollywood Casino & Raceway are co-sponsoring the event. Admission costs $10 per person and includes

  • Oregon chef, cookbook author to speak

    Oregon chef, cookbook author to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Oregon chef Joshua McFadden, co-owner of Portland’s trattoria Ava Gene’s and author of “Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables,” knows a lot about the vegetables that he writes about. The noted Portland chef, who got much of his experience managing Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch’s Four Season Farm in the Brooksville

  • “Eat At Joe’s” dishes up local, quality food

    “Eat At Joe’s” dishes up local, quality food

    BUCKSPORT — Joe Segari started his food truck, the aptly named “Eat at Joe’s,” with his wife, Nancy, three years ago with a simple mission in mind. “We just want to give people really healthy, clean food,” he said. “We’re just trying to give people good food.” For the Segaris, Ellsworth residents by way of

  • Sacramental wine

    Sacramental wine

    Several years ago, we decided to take up cross-country skiing. It sounded like a good way to get outside. We shared our interest with a friend who spent much of each winter on the boards, gliding through forests. He applauded our interest. But first, he said, you must learn how to wax your skis. He

  • Nibbles: Pancakes, fermenting and a five-course meal

    Nibbles: Pancakes, fermenting and a five-course meal

    Stack ’em up The Ellsworth Rotary Club’s 55th Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7 to 10:30 a.m. — rain or shine — on Saturday, Aug. 5, under the tent at Knowlton Community Park. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Diners will be treated to all-you-can-eat blueberry

  • Homegrown veggies’ sweetness hits the spot

    Homegrown veggies’ sweetness hits the spot

    One of summer’s joys is eating vegetables fresh from the garden. I fondly remember having lunch with my friends Phil and Chris at Chris’s mother’s place in the Brooksville village of Harborside. His mother is Barbara Damrosch, so fresh veggies were part of that meal. She went right out and picked carrots to eat in

  • Have a heart

    Is every common vegetable going purple? Purple broccoli, purple cauliflower, purple carrots and purple bok choi now have pride of place in the catalog kaleidoscope, along with the more customary purple cabbage, lettuce and beans. I say the more colorful antioxidants the better, so let’s give a hearty welcome to a new, gorgeous purple globe

  • It’s all fun and games until the wine runs out

    It’s all fun and games until the wine runs out

    The annual Woodlawn wine tasting is proof that life is not fair. The private event is convened to select the proper wines to serve next month at the Woodlawn Antiques Show’s opening night party. Board members, Woodlawn staff and wine groupies are invited to participate in this Darwinian exercise wherein we decide which wines shall

  • Nibbles: Pancakes, barbecue and wild eats

    Nibbles: Pancakes, barbecue and wild eats

    Stack ’em up The Franklin Vets Club will be dishing up blueberry pancakes from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, at 4 Cards crossing in Franklin. The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for children. Proceeds will benefit the Franklin Historical Society. For more info, call 565-3349.   Take the cue Barbecued