Food

  • Nibbles: Fall’s bounty

    Nibbles: Fall’s bounty

    Celebrate the bounty An apple pie-eating contest, cider-pressing and corn chowder, Irish stew with lamb and biscuits are among the culinary highlights of the Curran Homestead’s Family Friendly Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on the Fields Pond Road in Orrington. Festival-goers also can jar pickles, sauerkraut or Korean kimchi.

  • Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — At least 11 home brewers will put their craft ale, lager, stout to the test before a panel of judges as part of the 23rd Acadia’s Oktoberfest Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at Smuggler’s Den Campground. The Down East Family YMCA’s youth development director, Roman Perez, who tends bar at Airline Brewery, will serve

  • Nibbles: Mediums, mushrooms and Main Street marketing

    Nibbles: Mediums, mushrooms and Main Street marketing

    Divining over dinner Enjoy a psychic reading over spaghetti and meatballs and other fare from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Brooksville Community Center. Brewer-based mediums Angie Butler Welch and Kelly Dawn Purington will give readings as part of the event. The menu also will include a green salad and dessert. The

  • Persian cookbook author shares her home cooking

    Persian cookbook author shares her home cooking

    DEER ISLE — Red lentil curry soup, garlicky eggplant and tomato spread, turmeric chicken with sumac and lime and rice with black eye peas and dill were among the Persian dishes flowing onto the dinner table early last month at a cooking class taught by Iranian chef Louisa Shafia at the newly renovated Eggemoggin Schoohouse

  • Nibbles: Oktoberfest, soup and fungi

    Nibbles: Oktoberfest, soup and fungi

    Hop over to Oktoberfest Proud of your home brew refined over many years? You and other home brewers will get a chance to compete at Acadia’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. at Smuggler’s Den Campground in Southwest Harbor. The cost per entrant is $50 including two festival passes. Each entry’s

  • Time is ripe to roast tomatoes

    Time is ripe to roast tomatoes

    Tomatoes are a beautiful fruit. I love their bright colors; light pink, cherry red, golden orange and sunny yellow. My culinary heart skips a beat at the sight of them all decked out in their speckles and stripes. Now that the markets are bursting with ripening tomatoes, this is a good opportunity to enjoy one

  • Sisters’ artisanal pizza proving a hit

    Sisters’ artisanal pizza proving a hit

    MILBRIDGE — Making pizza has always been a family affair for sisters Anne Hassett and Carrie Lacy. “Our parents would make a pizza every Saturday for all of us to eat,” says Hassett. “Our dad would make the sauce,” adds Lacy. “We’d all help out with the toppings.” The sisters opened Fire & Dough Wood

  • Usher in fall with herbaceous sauce

    Usher in fall with herbaceous sauce

    September brings the final flourish for the annual herbs in my garden. Thyme, lemon balm, chives, oregano and summer savory will overwinter, but the rest must be brought indoors before first frost or preserved in some fashion. So I have been investigating recipes that make liberal use of my annuals. Herbs were the subject of

  • Judges, contestants named for Autumn Gold Chowderfest

    Judges, contestants named for Autumn Gold Chowderfest

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the judges and chefs for the annual Autumn Gold Chowderfest, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Harbor Park. “The Chowderfest, is one of the chamber’s signature Autumn Gold events,” said Gretchen Wilson, the chamber’s executive director. “Close to 400 people come to taste

  • How to make cocktails sparkle with fruit syrups

    How to make cocktails sparkle with fruit syrups

    STONINGTON — Summer calls for shrubs. Not the woody plant per se but the drinking variety, which has a long history and was a way for our ancestors to preserve their fruit. “A shrub is a drink made with vinegar, sugar and fruit,” said Sadie Poland, who bartends at Aragosta on Stonington’s Main Street. “It’s