Food

 
Cheryl Lee Rust, left, receives a lifetime achievement award from Maine Restaurant Association board chair Michelle Corry, and president Steve Hewins Tuesday night at a gala celebration.

Restaurant awards tout chefs and owners from Ogunquit to Wiscasset

By Kathleen Pierce on March 29, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.
Maine eateries Le Garage, Jonathan’s Ogunquit, Union Restaurant and The Red Barn were among the restaurants honored.
JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE

Knowing when to stay

on March 29, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
A thought piece about many things that are right about staying put.
MAINE AT WAR

Stockton Springs gunner fights J.E.B. Stuart’s best artillery at “Dam-freeze”

on March 29, 2017, at 9:41 a.m.
BANGOR, MAINE -- 03/22/2017 -- xx takes a last once over of some of his appetizers in the kitchen at the Rangeley Caf

EMCC’s culinary school transforms eastern Maine dining

By Micky Bedell on March 28, 2017, at 2:32 p.m.
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Eastern Maine Community College students Emily Kennedy (left) and Emily Howland pull baked cheese crisps off parchment paper in the kitchen of the Rangeley Cafe.

EMCC’s culinary program is transforming Maine’s dining scene

By Emily Burnham on March 28, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
EMCC’s culinary program has developed into a reliable supplier of talented, ambitious chefs for the area’s burgeoning food scene.
MAINE COURSE

Roasted Broccoli Grain Bowl with Shallot Vinaigrette

on March 28, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
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Sap buckets around a neighborhood in Belfast wait to be emptied by Sasha Kutsy and her family Wednesday. The family gathers sap from neighbor trees to make around two gallons of maple syrup.

Maple syrup isn’t just a business, it’s a way of life

By Abigail Curtis on March 28, 2017, at 5:57 a.m.
“As February rolls around and we are so eager for spring to come, this is a sign that it’s on its way.”
THE DAILY SIMMER

Wanderlunch, new food truck, now open in parking lot of former Bangor Kmart

on March 27, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.
TASTE BUDS

“S”-sential Maple Syrup Salad Dressing

on March 27, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
PETER PETER PORTLAND EATER AT BDN

Mexican eatery happy hour good but dinner better

on March 25, 2017, at 6:40 a.m.
THE DAILY SIMMER

Taste of India in downtown Bangor to reopen on Friday, after renovations

on March 24, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
MAINE AT WAR

Democratic draft opponents thrash pro-Republican Grant in Prospect

on March 22, 2017, at 9:16 a.m.
THE PARTIAL OBSERVER

Tomas

on March 21, 2017, at 9:11 p.m.
THE DAILY SIMMER

Jordan’s Snack Bar in Ellsworth to open for season on March 22

on March 21, 2017, at 2:35 p.m.
MAINE COURSE

Living a life of books is sweet like this Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie recipe

on March 21, 2017, at 1:54 p.m.
Along with wraps and burritos, the nachos are also a hit at 86 This! in Ellsworth.

Burritos, punk rock and risks that paid off at Ellsworth eatery 86 This

By Emily Burnham on March 21, 2017, at 11:11 a.m.
“We wanted to make food that was very high quality, really well done, but also very simple and accessible,” Diane Kelly-Lokosz said. “Anyone can find something they like here. The last thing we want to be is pretentious. Food can be really good, and it doesn’t have to be precious. Think of it as a food truck indoors.”
JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE

3-day pot roast … surviving Utah

on March 21, 2017, at 9:31 a.m.
A brief tale of survival in southeast Utah, a great pot roast that marinates for three days, and special usage of the 35th most common word in the English language.
TASTE BUDS

Creamy Pumpkin (or Squash) Pasta

on March 20, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
SWEET POTATO KITCHEN

Small Maine produce farmers press on even in the winter months

on March 20, 2017, at 3:36 p.m.
Craft breweries are on the rise in all but one county in Maine.

When it comes to craft breweries in the U.S., Maine reigns supreme

By Darren Fishell on March 20, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.
For Maine, the rate of new breweries coming online beat the national average for five of the six years between 2010 and 2015.