Food

  • Nibbles: Four upcoming events for foodies

    Nibbles: Four upcoming events for foodies

    Authentic Chinese food Longevity noodles, Vietnamese herbed pho (rice noodle soup), Thai pineapple fried rice and Shanghai golden fried rice with crumbled bacon are on the menu of Gouldsboro chef Helen Chen’s cooking class “Helen Chen: Asian Noodles and Rice” from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the Dorcas Library Learning Center

  • Coniferous confection

    Coniferous confection

    SURRY — Before artisanal ice cream chef Karl Holmes opened Pugnuts Ice Cream Shop with husband Eric Treworgy, he was an estate gardener. It is his passion for botanicals that prompts Holmes to incorporate fresh herbs and plants, including oak, sumac, birch and spruce into the shop’s revolving menu of frozen treats. “I wouldn’t have

  • Nibbles: Chinese food, spirits and lessons on fruit trees

    Nibbles: Chinese food, spirits and lessons on fruit trees

    Authentic Chinese food Longevity noodles, Vietnamese herbed pho (rice noodle soup), Thai pineapple fried rice and Shanghai golden fried rice with crumbled bacon are on the menu of Gouldsboro chef Helen Chen’s cooking class “Helen Chen: Asian Noodles and Rice” from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the Dorcas Library Learning Center

  • Warm up! On cold spring nights, take comfort in chowder

    Warm up! On cold spring nights, take comfort in chowder

    Chowder parties became popular in the mid-19th century. The following excerpt describes a family beach picnic in southern Maine in 1865. Hersina Fletcher Paul of Eliot was writing to her brother, Aaron Jones Fletcher, who was still serving in the Union Army. Although General Lee had surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia in April, the

  • Fun with food: Four upcoming events

    Fun with food: Four upcoming events

    Maine-Far East fusion Bath cook Chris Toy, who teaches cooking at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School’s flagship store in York, will put his Chinese cuisine cooking skills to work in “Downeast Far East Fusion Cuisine” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, in a class offered through the 2019 Schoodic Arts Festival. The

  • Grilling the Argentine Way

    Grilling the Argentine Way

    ELLSWORTH — Cast aside that precarious kettle-shaped grill that only allows you to barbecue a few steaks and burgers at a time. All the cool folks, at least the ones who work at Jeff and Diane Kelly-Lokocz’s 86 This!, the city’s burrito institution on Main Street, are cooking outdoors on a chapa. An Argentinean term,

  • Tastes so good

    Tastes so good

    BAR HARBOR — Chef Bobby Will was in line at the airport last summer, heading to Bar Harbor, and he was panicking: his bag had been flagged, and security officials were slowly pulling out items, one by one. But it wasn’t contraband or a pocket knife he was worried about them finding. “I’m sitting here

  • Nibbles: Wings, beer, and a pop-up restaurant

    Nibbles: Wings, beer, and a pop-up restaurant

    Wing it Who’s got the best wings? Dysart’s, Chili’s, Bangin’ Whoopie, Hannaford, Hollywood Casino, Holiday Inn, Husson University, Job Corps, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Buffalo Wild Wings, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Orono Hotels, O.T.O. Outta The Ordinary or Penobscot Valley Country Club? Cast your vote at the 2019 Wingfest Maine from 5 to 8

  • Crazy for crab cakes

    Crazy for crab cakes

    In the late 19th century, crabs were only enjoyed along the East and West coasts of the United States. Often found in the traps of lobster fishermen, these crustaceans were considered quite dangerous, as the pinchers of the two front claws could pierce the skin. And the meat was hard to access. Still is, as

  • Thinking inside the box

    Thinking inside the box

    BUCKSPORT — Like its name, The Local Variety carries a little bit of everything. For the coffee crowd, the café/retail shop serves Deer Isle-based 44 North’s Sumatra and other Blonde Pearl and other coffees. For the lunch crowd, a Cheddar BLT, Tuna Melt and Grown Up Grilled Cheese are among the wraps and sandwiches made

  • Nibbles: Fusion cooking, a farmers market, and Mexican fare

    Nibbles: Fusion cooking, a farmers market, and Mexican fare

    Maine-Far East fusion Bath cook Chris Toy, who teaches cooking at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School’s flagship store in York, will put his Chinese cuisine cooking skills to work in “Downeast Far East Fusion Cuisine” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, in a class offered through the 2019 Schoodic Arts Festival. The

  • Agents of change

    Agents of change

    The abundance of advertising in the pages of “The Green Mountain, White Ribbon Cook Book,” published in 1895 by the Vermont branch of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), shows how savvy New England women had become in raising funds for charitable causes. The ads document social history. For example, commercial powdered gelatin was an