The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

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Happy New Year

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens I hope 2014 is already off to a great start for you all! May it be a wonderful year all around, filled with many new successes and of course lots of great food. After the first storm: Morning after the ice storm: This storm – I woke up several […]

Grilled Lamb with Tzatziki

photographs, text, and recipe by Megan Bedford When I was young and stupid, I had a lamb incident. Not unlike a moon-eyed freshman at her first college keg party, I did not yet know my limits with lamb, and as an enthusiastic eater I was an easy target. It was the summer of 2003, and […]

Rhubarb Custard Pie

recipe and text by Megan Bedford photographs by Justin Gove June in Maine means rhubarb. While I love this tangy vegetable, I don’t particularly care for the solution that so many pie recipes take, which is to team it up with a load of sugar, or mushy, cooked strawberries, in order to counter rhubarb’s natural […]

Capicola Pork Shoulder with Fiddleheads & Buttermilk Mash

text and recipe by Megan Bedford photographs by Justin Gove I must admit I had my doubts when I found myself alone in the kitchen with two pounds of butterfly-cut “capicola” pork shoulder. Those sweet-talkin’ butchers at Rosemont Market had sold me on it, and while anyone could see it was pinkly fresh and lovely, what the […]

Maine Fiddlehead Frenzy

text by Megan Bedford photographs by Justin Gove I must have been about 16 when it occurred to my father that the proliferate Maine dandelion could be combated by your average household Hoover. In other words, my dad vacuumed our lawn. I can admit (now) that I am a bit jealous I didn’t come up […]

A Bucket of Mozzarella to Keep Me Warm

photographs and text by Megan Bedford Last week my husband, Justin, left for a late winter adventure to Mount Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain, and the northern limit of the Appalachian Trail. The trip is an annual tradition amongst some of the outdoorsiest men of his family, along with a motley crew of backcountry skiers and […]

Sweet Maine Shrimp Risotto with Peas

text by Megan Bedford photographs by Justin Gove When the ground has long since frozen solid, here in Maine we still have our ocean harvest. And this time of year the most rewarding prize is the tiny pink shrimp. Strangely, I got to know the Maine shrimp best when I was at the well-known East Coast […]

Outdoor Cooking

text by Steve Vose I offer a word of caution when working around open flames. Be sure to have a fire extinguisher, water hose and shovel handy should the flames escape the pit. Carefully remove any hazards that may cause an individual to trip or fall in the pit area. Wear fire retardant clothing that […]

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