Food

  • 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 —

  • Love, betrayal, political espionage, and smothered chicken

    Love, betrayal, political espionage, and smothered chicken

    Known as Castle Tucker, an Italianate mansion on a hill overlooking the Sheepscot River in Wiscasset, was home to a young woman whose venturesome spirit got her embroiled in one of the great political scandals of the late 19th century. Jane Armstrong Tucker, who much later in life would publish “The State of Maine Cook

  • Beer release party at Fogtown Jan. 5

    ELLSWORTH — A collaboration brew release party at will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. at Fogtown Brewing Co., 25 Pine St. in Ellsworth. Come try the winning Dusseldorf Altbier brewed at Fogtown by Andy Thibodeau, recipient of Acadia Chamber’s 2018 Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition. There will also be live music by Pitch

  • Scholars concoct cocktails for surviving life’s dramas

    Scholars concoct cocktails for surviving life’s dramas

    ELLSWORTH — Shakespeare is full of plotlines both comedic and dramatic, just like IRL (in real life). Two Shakespeare scholars spent a year concocting cocktail and hors d’oeuvres recipes to match the Bard’s characters and the dramas they endured to help you survive your own. The result is “Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday

  • Apple pudding a Thoreau favorite

    Apple pudding a Thoreau favorite

    Henry David Thoreau was fond of foraging on his lengthy tramps through Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. His favorite fruits were wild apples from trees randomly planted by animals or from neglected trees where the grafts had died and the root stock survived. In his natural history essay “Wild Apples,” he raves about the spicy

  • Congregants baking up a storm for cookie walk Saturday

    Congregants baking up a storm for cookie walk Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — It isn’t Christmas — or Hanukkah, for that matter — without cookies. To that end, the creative souls at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth have been mixing, baking and decorating dozens and dozens of cookies in anticipation of the annual cookie walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15. “Fifty members

  • Mac and cheese goes upscale

    Mac and cheese goes upscale

    Our daughter Emily and son-in-law Kent are hosting their first holiday party in their new home in Dryden, N.Y. Excited to receive the invitation, I texted Emily our reply. “What do you want me to make for your party?” “Haha … maybe a cheeseball?” she shot back. Then true to her Maine roots, she replied,