Food

  • Demystifying the delicate soufflé

    Demystifying the delicate soufflé

    The elegant, puffed and golden soufflé is considered the prima donna of the culinary world. Golden egg yolks enrich a delicious savory or sweet base sauce. In a hot oven, stiffly beaten whites gently expand the base to create a towering, light and airy mixture that melts seductively on your tongue. The time to enjoy

  • Fresh maple syrup adds distinct note to custard

    Four years before Thoreau published “Walden,” Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894) published her journal of observations and musings on the natural world around Cooperstown, N.Y. The daughter of James Fenimore Cooper, she was an acute observer, noting, for example, which flowers ruby-throated hummingbirds preferred and considering whether flower structure or fragrance were more important in attracting

  • Aragosta Restaurant moving to Deer Isle

    STONINGTON — Chef Devin Finigan and her husband, Luke Hartmann, have purchased the Goose Cove Lodge in Deer Isle. Finigan opened her first restaurant, Aragosta, on Main Street in downtown Stonington in 2012. The fine dining establishment will move to the lodge. “Aragosta at Goose Cove will offer exquisite dining overlooking the Atlantic Ocean,” Finigan

  • Fun with food: Four upcoming events

    Fun with food: Four upcoming events

    Plant-based 101 Holden holistic wellness educator Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi will offer a three-part class called “Nutrition with Plant-based Cooking” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, Saturday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 17, at the Sullivan Learning Center on Route 1 in East Sullivan. Offered through RSU 24 Adult Education, Randolph-Lucchesi will explain

  • Fun with food: Three upcoming events

    Fun with food: Three upcoming events

    Plant-based 101 Holden holistic wellness educator Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi will offer a three-part class called “Nutrition with Plant-based Cooking” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, April 13 and 17 at the Sullivan Learning Center on Route 1 in East Sullivan. Offered through RSU 24 Adult Education, Randolph-Lucchesi will explain how food affects

  • Bean burgers both tasty and cheap

    Bean burgers both tasty and cheap

    This is the time of year when I get a hankering for beans; black turtle beans, white, oval-shaped cannellini beans, deep red kidney beans, brown Swedish beans, ivory white Great Northern Beans, any bean will do! A nearly perfect food, beans are packed with complex carbohydrates that help sustain the body’s energy; fiber, which helps

  • 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,