Food

  • Fresh, fluffy snow lightens pancakes

    Fresh, fluffy snow lightens pancakes

    Whether called griddle cakes, hotcakes, flapjacks, slapjacks or flannel cakes, pancakes were enjoyed by everyone in New England in the 19th century. Humble folk and gentry alike devoured them. Caroline Howard King, who grew up in a prosperous family in Salem, Mass., in the 1820s and 1830s, in recalling popular dishes, remembered that “pancakes …

  • Nibbles: Soup contest, vegetable gardening, and world cuisine

    Nibbles: Soup contest, vegetable gardening, and world cuisine

    Pick your favorite! The Surry Community Improvement Association encourages folks to get out of the house and sample up to 10 soups/chowders and a variety of cookies at its mid-winter soup/chowder and cookie competition from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Surry Elementary School. The public will cast votes for Best Soup,

  • Cookbook author to share tips, tastes

    ELLSWORTH — Maine cookbook author Sarah Walker Caron will speak about her newly released “The One-Pot Pasta Cookbook” and “The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Ellsworth Public Library. Admission is free. “The One-Pot Pasta Cookbook” offers the easiest, quick-fix recipes for delicious pasta dishes to make homemade dinners

  • Website, app to guide diners, chefs

    Website, app to guide diners, chefs

    ELLSWORTH — Provender co-owner Daron Goldstein and Ellsworth graphic designer Nick Sarro want to help you figure out where you want to eat tonight. “It’s not a blog, it’s not TripAdvisor,” says Goldstein. “It’s the insiders’ guide to dining.” Introducing Chefs of Maine, the website and app for industry professionals and diners alike. (They also

  • Chef/gardener extols balanced diet to nourish the body

    Chef/gardener extols balanced diet to nourish the body

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor gardener and chef Jacob Wartell is on a mission to get you to eat more fat, specifically saturated fats. That’s right, more butter, bacon and lard. What’s that you say? You’re a vegetarian? No problem, use coconut oil. “Saturated fats are so essential to so many of our biologic functions,” said

  • Food truck chef teams up with Fogtown brewery

    Food truck chef teams up with Fogtown brewery

    ELLSWORTH — It’s a bitter afternoon in early January, but the cold is kept at bay inside Eat at Joe’s food truck, where Joe Segari is standing over the grill. The truck is parked outside Fogtown Brewing Co., where Segari can be found six days a week, year-round. Plucky jazz from the night’s live band

  • How to tune your senses and adjust behavior with food

    How to tune your senses and adjust behavior with food

    ELLSWORTH — Have you ever watched a movie or a game with a bag of chips only to realize later that the bag is empty and you don’t remember eating any chips? Jen Harry of Bar Harbor has just the class for you: “Mindful Eating.” Through Ellsworth Adult Education, the Bar Harbor-based instructor in meditation

  • Opera House Arts’ co-founder conjures her gram’s rolls

    Opera House Arts’ co-founder conjures her gram’s rolls

    Editor’s Note: Linda Nelson is Portland Ovations’ deputy director. She previously served as the Maine Arts Commission’s assistant director and co-founded Stonington’s Opera House Arts, where she served as executive director and producing artistic director.   By Linda Nelson Special to The Ellsworth American My paternal grandmother — or Gram, as we called her —