Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Down East Kitchens

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In This Comprehensive Tome, Oliver brings the traditions and recipes of generations of Maine home cooks to life. Peppered with funny and useful advice from her island kitchen and garden, this book is chock-full of wisdom and stories. Whether you need a quick weekday meal or are indulging in a verified New England feast, the more than one hundred and fifty recipes are a delicious way to eat well and experience the culinary heritage of Maine.

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Overview

In This Comprehensive Tome, Oliver brings the traditions and recipes of generations of Maine home cooks to life. Peppered with funny and useful advice from her island kitchen and garden, this book is chock-full of wisdom and stories. Whether you need a quick weekday meal or are indulging in a verified New England feast, the more than one hundred and fifty recipes are a delicious way to eat well and experience the culinary heritage of Maine.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781608931804
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publication date: 9/16/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 700,638
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Sandra Oliver is a pioneering food historian who began her work in 1971 at Mystic Seaport Museum, where she developed a fireplace cooking program in an 1830s house.
Sandra is a freelance food writer, with her column, "Tastebuds", appearing each weekend in the Bangor Daily News, and regular columns in Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors magazine and the Working Waterfront. She is also the author of the books, Saltwater Foodways: New Englanders and Their Foods at Sea and Ashore in the 19th Century, The Food of Colonial and Federal America and Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving History and Recipes from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie, which she co-authored with Kathleen Curtin.
She often speaks to historical organizations and food professional groups around the country, organizes historical dinners, and conducts classes and workshops in food history and sustainable gardening and cooking. Sandy lives on Islesboro, and island in Penobscot Bay, where she gardens, preserves, cooks, and teaches sustainable lifeways.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Home Cooking in Maine 11

Classic Down East Dishes 21

Homey Favorites 77

Modern Maine Cooking 129

Desserts of Maine 167

Fresh and Seasonal 211

Well Preserved 255

Acknowledgments 275

Contributor List 276

Ingredient Index 278

Recipe Index 280

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