In my childhood living room, seated at our smooth richly stained coffee table, I would watch Julia Child moving around her television kitchen with her happy voice seeming to tell the world that cooking could be easy. Somewhere between the steaming pots on… Read More
Another coconut cookie recipe never hurt anyone. This one came from Jan Varnum in Bar Harbor. Her mother, Ruth H. Witt, used to make them when Jan was a child, and Jan still does, too. I liked them very much because their flavor comes… Read More
    When BDN reader Beth Chamberlin read about Cooking Maine Style, the compilation of Marjorie Standish recipes I recently put together for DownEast Books, she wrote me right away to say, “I received my first cookbook when I was in 6th grade from a family friend and it… Read More


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