Maine Classics

More Than 150 Delicious Recipes from Down East

By Mark Gaier; Clark Frasier; Rachel Forrest
(Running Press Book Publishers, Hardcover, 9780762438709, 320pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

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Description

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.




About the Author
Mark Gaier worked in the kitchen of Jeremiah Tower's celebrated Stars Restaurant in San Francisco before moving to Ogunquit, Maine, and opening Arrows, a seasonal restaurant renowned for outstanding cuisine, one-acre organic garden, and eighteenth century farmhouse.

Clark Frasier grew up in Carmel, California. Before becoming a chef, he studied Chinese in Beijing and ran an import-export business in San Francisco. In 1988, he and Mark Gaier formed a business partnership and bought Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit. Today they split their time between southern Maine and northern California.

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