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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

Crown Pilot Crackers Gone Again

Our beloved chowder cracker has been eliminated–again! Eleven years ago or so, Nabisco stopped making Crown Pilots and all heck broke out in Maine, especially Chebeague where Damon Miller Damon was the first to raise perpendicular dickens about it. CBS and Tim Sample came to interview several of us and they featured the dust-up on...CONTINUE READING

Maine Shrimp and Fiddlehead Pasta Recipe

Food lovers: Take note! Here is another one of Brian Beckett’s simply scrumptious, springtime recipes. This pasta dish melds a delightful pairing of two popular Maine ingredients: Maine shrimp with fresh, fiddlehead greens. The flavorful combination of herbs in Brian’s lemon butter delicately enhance these uniquely blended tastes of the Maine ocean and land. If...CONTINUE READING

What Happened to Home Cheesemaking?

I have no childhood memories of eating homemade bread. It’s not that my Mother dislikes cooking, as she often shares with me a new recipe she is trying, I think she just had her hands full raising four children while working as a Registered Nurse. No memories of my Grandmother making bread either, however, her...CONTINUE READING