FTS Al Fresco: The Thirsty Pig

on July 14, 2014, at 7 a.m.
Fill The Steins continues its Al Fresco series back in Portland at The Thirsty Pig, where sausages and Maine beers make a tucked-away deck even better.
Rows of vines can be seen at sunset at Yalumba's Jansz estate in the Tamar Valley, located in the northeast of Tasmania on June 4. Australia's wine growing industry is responding to the rigors of climate change.

Climate change signals the end of Australian shiraz as we know it

By Jane Wardell, Reuters on July 14, 2014, at 6:54 a.m.
HOBART, Tasmania — Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer’s winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley — the hot, dry region that is home to the country’s world-famous big, brassy shiraz. Trampling over the family’s century-old grape-growing roots on the Australian mainland, Glaetzer headed south to …
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Nothing but respect!

on July 12, 2014, at 10:04 p.m.
For years I’ve been growing vegetables and raising our animals on a farm owned by my wife’s parents.  It has been a privilege, one I would wish on any young, aspiring farmer.  The advantages of such a situation are enumerable.  Farming under the eyes of people who have done it …

Michaud vs. Cutler: WHY??

on July 12, 2014, at 9:02 a.m.
Foodless this week - instead, dipping my toes into the Maine gubernatorial race and some thoughts on why the two challengers - Michaud and Cutler - are hacking away at each other and why it must end.

Another bakeover success!

on July 11, 2014, at 1:43 p.m.
No, that's not a typo for anyone who might be wondering.

Celebrate Shipyard’s 20th with beer bash on Maine State Pier

on July 10, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
The Shipyard Brewing Company is celebrating their 20th anniversary in Craft Beer by throwing a party. Saturday July 12, 2014 on the Maine State Pier from 11am-10pm will be live music, local vendors, food trucks, a health and fitness expo including registration for the Shipyard Old Port half marathon and …
From the community

The Merryspring Kitchen Tour

Bangor Daily News on July 10, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — The Merryspring Kitchen Tour will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, August 6.  This year’s tour invites you to visit nine home kitchens, five of them with water views, with a gourmet tasting from a local chef at every stop, with a total of 19 participating chefs. The event …

Coaster Critique: Shiner Ruby Redbird

on July 09, 2014, at 6:50 p.m.
Name: Shiner Ruby Redbird Brewed By: Spoetzl Brewery Style: Summer Seasonal brewed with Ruby Red Grapefruit and Ginger ABV: 4.01%   Pours a bright golden color with a short fizzy head that dissolved quickly, the beer is crystal clear in the glass. Ruby Redbird smells of fresh grated ginger and …

Crostini with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam and Proscuitto

on July 09, 2014, at 12:23 p.m.
This recipe is a perfectly balanced combination of sweet, savory, salty, sour, gooey, and crunchy. Whether you serve it at a brunch, eat it as a snack, or use it as an appetizer, the unique combination of flavors will dazzle your taste buds and impress your friends and family with …

Do You Love S’mores? Try These Without The Dairy & Fire.

on July 09, 2014, at 12:01 p.m.
S’mores and Summer just seem to go hand in hand.  Nothing quite like them as a treat or dessert. When I decided to become vegan, I thought my love affair with s’mores would be coming to an end.  That was until I found out there were vegan marshmallows and chocolate …
Bangor Detective Tim Shaw chews a bit of the mammoth Paul Bunyan burger during an eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor. The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of the restaurant's grand opening. The Bangor firefighters won, leaving only four and three-quarter pounds of food left, compared with Bangor police's five pounds.

Bangor firefighters, police compete in Guns and Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge

By Ashley L. Conti, BDN Staff on July 08, 2014, at 10:36 p.m.

Guns and Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge raises money for local charities

By Ashley Conti on July 08, 2014, at 10:34 p.m.
The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of opening day for the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino. The Bangor Fire Department won the competition, and …

Italian Wine Dinner at Riverside Farm Market and Cafe’…

on July 08, 2014, at 10:18 p.m.
I had the rare opportunity to attend a Wine Dinner that I was not hosting…in Oakland at Riverside Farm Market & Cafe’… and it was wonderful… I suspected that I was in for a great experience. The Riverside Farm Market and Cafe’ is known for its fresh ingredients and “farm …

Food Buzz: Brewer’s Brunch in Portland, new restaurant at Bangor casino

on July 08, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
New restaurant at Hollywood Casino Hollywood Casino in Bangor is unveiling its new restaurant, Celebrity Bar & Grill, a sit-down eatery scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, July 9. The restaurant will feature an American bar-and-grill atmosphere and menu, including burgers, sandwiches, wings, appetizers, seafood, steak and pasta …

Watermelon, the classic taste of summer.

on July 08, 2014, at 8:40 a.m.
This coming weekend, I am headed to Lisbon Falls for the Moxie Festival Recipe Contest. As many of you will recall, I took home first place in the savory division last year with my Moxie hot wings. This year, however, instead of competing, my voracious pregnant-lady appetite and I are …

For Lunch, You Can’t Go Wrong with Cheese and Egg and Mayo

on July 08, 2014, at 7:46 a.m.
Our island’s summer community, which has been turning up here for over a hundred years, has organized a charming and beautiful community cookbook called Summer Food. It was published this week by the Tarratine Club, whose members sent recipes along with memories, where appropriate, for dishes they make when they …

Lemieux Lobster Newburg Recipe

on July 07, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
I love lobster. I love it steamed. I love it stuffed into a split-top bun. Folded into creamy mac and cheese. Chopped up and tossed into a cobb salad. I love lobster just about any way it can be served. But my hands down favorite way of serving and savoring …
Ryan Jones and Marci Molloy are the new owners and operators of the Thomaston Cafe.

New Thomaston Cafe owners bring farm products to restaurant tables

By Stephen Betts on July 07, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
THOMASTON, Maine — The new owners of the Thomaston Cafe — a mainstay of the town’s downtown for about 90 years — have brought their farm products to customers’ tables. Ryan Jones and Marci Molloy purchased the cafe at 154 Main St. earlier this year from longtime owners Herbert and …
Ashley Frohnert, PETA's recently awarded Sexiest Vegan, buys a veggie burger at the Bluebird Kitchen at Market Square in Pittsburgh, June 24, 2014.

Vegan communities growing, along with evidence of health benefits

By David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) on July 07, 2014, at 11:22 a.m.
No, vegans are not extraterrestrials from a planet orbiting Vega, although many might consider their dietary habits to be completely alien. Plant-only eaters represent a mere 2 percent of the population; another 5 percent describe themselves as vegetarian. In contrast, Americans are noted for their penchant for overconsumption of such …

Want a new car? Press PRINT! Also, sauteed soft-shell crabs

on July 07, 2014, at 8:22 a.m.
Jay Rogers of Local Motors breaks all the rules in automobile manufacturing: he'll be the first in the world to print a car, live, in front of thousands. Plus, nice photos of sauteed soft-shell crabs, which I didn't like that much as a dish (also a first for this blog!)
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