Maine Classics: More than 150 Delicious Recipes from Down East

Hardcover | April 26, 2011

byMark Gaier, Clark FrasierAs told byRachel Forrest

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Maine food is about putting on a bib and getting messy with lobster in the summer. In the winter, it's about tossing brisket and potatoes in a pot on the back of the woodstove. Maine Classics brings the carefree spirit of those who work the land and sea to life.

More than 150 simple, straightforward dishes are organized by the shore, the sea, the forest, the farm, the garden, the dairy, and the bakery. Celebrate Maine's bounty with recipes such as Ham with Fried Apples, Corn Fritters with Maple Syrup, Classic Lobster Rolls, and Pickled Fiddlehead Ferns. Stories of farmers, lobstermen, cheesemakers, and old-school bakers "infuse our cooking and inspire us to explore our own culinary legacies," say award-winning authors Mark and Clark. Chock-full of full-color photographs, this cookbook is definitely a Maine classic.

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Maine food is about putting on a bib and getting messy with lobster in the summer. In the winter, it's about tossing brisket and potatoes in a pot on the back of the woodstove. Maine Classics brings the carefree spirit of those who work the land and sea to life.More than 150 simple, straightforward dishes are organized by the shore, th...

Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier opened Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine, in 1988 after careers in fine restaurants from San Francisco to Boston. They are the 2010 James Beard Outstanding Chefs in the Northeast. They now own three restaurants in New England and appear frequently on NBC’s Today show and the CBS Morning Show, where they ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.98 inPublished:April 26, 2011Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0762438703

ISBN - 13:9780762438709

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Mariani's Virtual Gourmet Newsletter, Vol IX "Award-winning chefs Gaier and Frasier, of Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine, were among the first restaurateurs to showcase the true bounty of the New England cornucopia, and this highly instructive book shows why the food of that region is so extraordinarily rich and by necessity tied so intimately to the seasons.  There is good info on foraging, on "How to Eat a Lobster," and the essential herbs  to plant for a garden.  Then come irresistible recipes--johnnycakes with peekytoe crab, classic lobster rolls, cod cakes with tartar sauce, Yankee pot roast, and Whoopie pies, all old fashioned dishes made with a professional's eye towards finesse but without over-refinement." Providence Journal“I can’t think of any other book I’d pick up on the search for wonderful, seasonal recipes before reaching for Maine Classics. … amazing photos… a good read as well as guide to cooking a wonderful seasonal meal, whatever the season.” Herald News, 7/20/11 "…a fascinating read about the Maine way of life as much as a collection of distinctive recipes."