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By Kathleen Pierce on July 23, 2016, at 7:44 a.m.
A Penobscot Bay schooner is way of life for this tight-knit family.
By Kathleen Pierce on July 19, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.
Faced with a crop of cilantro, lemon cucumbers, radishes and new potatoes, you rack your brain for a recipe. What if someone took the guesswork out of this equation? Someone has.
on July 19, 2016, at 1:19 p.m.
This must be the fastest turnaround in dining history. Seems spring just started to bloom when Shannon Bard, chef/owner of Zapoteca in Portland, announced her plan to take over a rambling bookstore in Kennebunk and turn it into a food empire. Now, a few months later, her flagship restaurant …
By Kathleen Pierce on July 16, 2016, at 7:39 a.m.
“We are trying to raise our children the way we believed a person could live,” she said. “There is tremendous satisfaction in eating food that you’ve grown and growing food you are going to eat,” he said.
on July 15, 2016, at 11:11 a.m.
Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The inn for essay contest craze of 2015 has jumped categories to restaurants. Yesterday, the owner of Fuel in Lewiston Eric Agren put his popular French bistro on the block for 300 words and $150. [vimeo 174373867 w=640 h=360] “The real …
By Kathleen Pierce on July 14, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
When meeting your farmer isn’t enough, be your own farmer — if only for a day. No, really, you can on July 24 at Open Farm Day.
By Kathleen Pierce on July 13, 2016, at 6:49 a.m.
The “Wyeth” name is inescapably tied to Maine art. So when Jamie Wyeth made an appearance at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art last week, a crowd was waiting.
on July 12, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
It’s the best thing to happen to a neighborhood restaurant: Get purchased by local chefs who are in no rush to take the wheel and make a hard turn. “We are going to move slowly, slowly and take baby steps,” said Ilma Lopez, seated in a front booth at Caiola’s Restaurant with …
By Kathleen Pierce on July 09, 2016, at 9:33 a.m.
“A lot of veterans come back and have struggles. But this is not a handout; it’s a hand up. It helps people become homeowners, and they don’t set them up to fail,” the Army veteran said.
By Kathleen Pierce on July 07, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
With rainstorms hitting multiple Maine counties over the weekend, some relief has come.
By Kathleen Pierce on July 06, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
A contrast from mass-produced puzzles seen jumbled in hotel game rooms, Jay Hollis’ puzzles are freehand cut and individually crafted.
on July 05, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.
When did Brooklyn bashing become a thing?
By Kathleen Pierce on July 02, 2016, at 9:09 a.m.
This new workplace farm share makes it easy for office workers across the state to eat fresh and healthy.
on June 30, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
Ready for lunch? Don’t brown bag it by your laptop this summer. Hit the streets for outdoors eats. In the parks, pubs and breweries of Greater Portland there’s no shortage of patio options to accelerate your al fresco a go-go! The latest is the sprawling patio at Tiqa Cafe and …
By Kathleen Pierce on June 30, 2016, at 7:44 a.m.
Celebrating its 10th year, the fundraiser for the sweeping 68-acre waterfront Eastern Promenade Park showcases new gardens each year.
By Kathleen Pierce on June 28, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
From gas stations to floating restaurants to food trucks, lobster rolls rule summertime dining in Maine.
on June 27, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
Fried chicken skin on a bun with fruit hardly sounds like food supremacy. But the chef at Portland’s Liquid Riot Bottling Company is laughing his way to the top of the latest culinary index with these inventive chicken sliders, named best in America. Crispy skins and fresh oranges topped …
By Kathleen Pierce on June 26, 2016, at 7:23 a.m.
“We’ve been wasting food for years; we just haven’t been paying attention,” said Bill Seretta of The Sustainability Lab, a Yarmouth-based nonprofit which helps institutions save precious resources like food and water.
By Kathleen Pierce on June 25, 2016, at 1:33 p.m.
“We have found a project that we love and a wine that we both love and a future that Maine will always be part of.”
By Kathleen Pierce on June 25, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
Childhood friends return to Maine to bond over wine.