Food

  • Making Whoopie

    Maine and Mainers’ love of the black-and-white cake sandwich made it into The New York Times on March 17. The treat, available at bakeries and convenience stores throughout the state, “would probably be Maine’s state dessert, if the state had one,” The Times reported. Whoopie pies are thought to have originated in Pennsylvania, where Amish

  • Gnarley But Nice

    Garnacha de Fuego Old Vines 2007 ($7.95 at Rooster Brother) is a yummy red with a story. It is a Spanish wine, a product of the Calatayud region in the southwest, 3,000 feet above sea level, where life is hard and the soil is gravely and dry and a rattlesnake must pack his lunch. These

  • Fresh Herbs Highlighted in Chicken Dishes

    There may be no other single food item quite as versatile as chicken. Think of all the ways you can prepare it…broiled, roasted, baked steamed, fried, boiled, fricassed, barbecued. Turned into a chicken pie or the traditional curative, chicken soup. Then think of all the various foods used to flavor, stuff, baste, or garnish a chicken.

  • Fresh Herbs Highlighted in Chicken Dishes

    There may be no other single food item quite as versatile as chicken. Think of all the ways you can prepare it…broiled, roasted, baked steamed, fried, boiled, fricassed, barbecued. Turned into a chicken pie or the traditional curative, chicken soup. Then think of all the various foods used to flavor, stuff, baste, or garnish a

  • Franklin Woman Forges Community Ties through Indian Cooking

    SULLIVAN — In planning her Indian cooking workshop, Gunjan Gilbert wanted students to prepare a traditional Indian “Thali,” which in Hindi means plate or meal, and in this case included a flatbread (bhature), basmati rice, two vegetarian dishes (sambhar and wada), and a creamy chicken curry (malai chicken). As she directed the Sumner Memorial High

  • Winter Harbor Doughnuts Stir Memories and Cooking Flurry

    Anyone who ever spent more than 15 minutes in Winter Harbor between about 1980 and the fall of 1994 probably had a doughnut, and much more, at the Donut Hole, a shingled structure that hung over Henry’s Cove in the center of town. Owner Grace Gerrish still lives in town and said her late husband,

  • Bake Your Own

    Retired German physician Karin Anderson is offering to teach the fine art of European bread making in Friday and Saturday sessions in Bar Harbor. The classes, limited to four to six participants, cover making baguettes, sourdough, multigrain and classic German rye breads. Classes run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to