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The power of the Maine brand

When I tell people I am from Maine, the experiences they share almost always involve lobster, L.L. Bean, summer camp or visiting a relative in a place that they can never remember the name of, leading me to say things like “Berunswickland? Can’t say I have heard of that one. Is it near Bangor?” The...CONTINUE READING

Lobster Dessert, Anyone?

Day Two of our Lobster Recipe Week! You all know how sweet Maine lobster is. Lobster cheesecake just seems the ultimate in indulgence.Yum. Lobster CheesecakeEddy Lobster Company Edgecomb 1- 1.5 pound Fresh Lobster24 ounces cream cheese, softened3 Tablespoons flour3 eggs3 Tablespoons butter1 cup sour cream½ cup pretzels, crushed2 Tablespoons lemon juice1 Tablespoon fish base or...CONTINUE READING

An Unforgettable Past

Maine is full of stories and memoirs from farmers and food producers from Bangor to Kittery, and I’ve got a fun, vivid memory to add to the collection. I started working on my uncle’s dairy farm when I was 13, and I will never forget the first time I saw butter being made. We always...CONTINUE READING

A lobster legend passes

Al Gagnon, who has owned Red’s Eats in Wiscasset since 1977, passed away on June 13 at age 71. Today, I sent my sympathies to his daughter Debbie Cronk, who spoke with me about Red’s — and her dad — for the story I am working on about Maine Classic eateries just a few weeks...CONTINUE READING