Food

  • Your perfect body

    Your perfect body

    Wines, like humans, have body types. In the case of people, you’re an ectomorph (too thin), endomorph (too tubby) or mesomorph (too hot). The informing substance is fat. Wines fell into three analogous categories until the invention of the box wine, when a fourth division was added. The informing substance here is viscosity. Thus, with

  • Geraldine Chappe is serving up homemade Filipino specialties

    Geraldine Chappe is serving up homemade Filipino specialties

    SULLIVAN — Geraldine Chappe misses her native island of Cebu in the Philippines, with its striking limestone and craggy mountains. She misses swimming in the warm cerulean waters and the close relationship she had with neighbors. And she really misses the food. “The fish! The fish is fresh and sweet.” With her new project, Punkinville

  • Nibbles: Dumplings, beer and Ellsworth eats

    Nibbles: Dumplings, beer and Ellsworth eats

    Taste of Ukraine Pierogi dumplings, beetroot broth, stuffed cabbage leaves and poppy seed cake are just a hint of Ukrainian cuisine. Bucksport resident Aza Jerome Vasylyk will introduce Mainers to the former Soviet republic’s culinary traditions through a five-class series from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 4-May 9, through Regional School Unit 25

  • Grape expectations

    Grape expectations

    Our niece, Ivy, prefers Log Cabin syrup to the real thing. Having grown up in California, where maple syrup must be imported, she finds the real stuff too intense. Her loss, yes, but … there you are. Our own sainted mother, a dedicated drinker of black coffee, dawn till the 11 o’clock news, actually believed

  • Nibbles: Men who cook, French toast and cooking on a budget

    Nibbles: Men who cook, French toast and cooking on a budget

    Men who cook Male cooks of all ages are sought to enter a soup/chowder, salad, appetizer, main dish or dessert in the 14th annual “Men Who Cook” dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Deer Isle-Stonington High School in Deer Isle. 
Guests will have a diverse smorgasbord to sample at the event, which is

  • Raise a forkful of sponge cake

    Raise a forkful of sponge cake

    George Washington would have been surprised to know that his name became associated with cherry pie. We have Parson Weems to thank for the cherry tree-chopping fable. Weems’ much-mythologized biography was published in 1800, just a year after Washington’s death. The dessert, which was associated with George Washington in the 19th century, called Washington pie,

  • 86 This! restaurant launches supper club

    86 This! restaurant launches supper club

    ELLSWORTH — Seven years after opening its first location in downtown Ellsworth 86 This! is mixing it up. Starting on Sunday, Feb. 25, the casual restaurant will begin offering a more formal option — a prix-fixe, four-course supper club. Called Supper Sessions, the club will be held every five to six weeks. Diners will be

  • Bologna’s pride: Bolognese sauce

    Bologna’s pride: Bolognese sauce

    Every cuisine has its signature sauce, and the staple of northern Italy’s Bologna is a thick, full-bodied meat sauce. Ragu, as the Bolognese call their celebrated sauce, is characterized by a mellow, gentle, comfortable flavor that marries gastronomically well with a broad noodle slightly wider than fettuccine known as tagliatelle. In her book “Essentials of