Food

  • White Nights

    The arrival, grudging though it has been, of spring urges us to shift our modes of domestic indulgence from heavy to light. We are through with pork roasts spiked with garlic, meatballs and spaghetti, pizza laden with ham and peppers, and steak with gravy — all of which require hearty reds. It is the season

  • Seed Catalog Recipe Proves a Keeper

    This is a spring thing, published in a garden seed catalog years ago, with an uncertain provenance — who knows where it originated? This chicken dish struck exactly the right note in so many kitchens that it became a celebrity almost overnight. It’s time we brought it back. It’s possible that the slow sautéeing that

  • New Restaurant Opens April 10 in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The Hillfire Grill, a new lunch and dinner restaurant, will open Friday, April 10, at 337 High St., site of the former Hilltop Restaurant, most recently Kona’s. Five partners have joined forces and fortunes to create a new, family-friendly restaurant offering steaks, pasta, seafood and thin crust pizza from 11 a.m. until 10

  • Cocina Mexicana

    The Mexican Restaurant proprietor Doris Escalante and Gouldsboro resident Irene Cortese are teaming up to offer a Mexican cooking class starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 12.

  • In Season

    As the ground thaws, parsnips will be dug up and savored as a springtime treat. After lying in the ground all winter, the tapered white root vegetables have acquired a much sweeter flavor. For dinner, peel and slice the parsnips into fries measuring an 1/8 of an inch. Toss lightly in olive oil or butter,

  • In Season

    As the ground thaws, parsnips will be dug up and savored as a springtime treat. After lying in the ground all winter, the tapered white root vegetables have acquired a much sweeter flavor. For dinner, peel and slice the parsnips into fries measuring an 1/8 of an inch. Toss lightly in olive oil or butter,

  • Let Them Eat Cupcakes

    It must have been while I was looking the other way; a new food trend appeared out of nowhere. Who would have guessed that good old-fashioned cupcakes would be the IN thing to bake this spring?