The best of Maine’s local food, from noted farms like Dandelion Spring to esteemed restaurants like The Lost Kitchen.
There’s a lot more to Maine than stunning coastline. Sure, come for the incomparable lobster rolls or the state’s renowned blueberries, but stay for the locally milled grains, organic grass-fed meats, and surprising foraged delicacies. The Pine Tree State’s active food community springs to life in the hands of Kate Shaffer, Maine cookbook author and chocolatier, and Derek Bissonnette, one of the finest food photographers in the country.
The Maine Farm Table Cookbook delivers more than 100 recipes, assembled in chapters that take readers from the pasture and sea to the forest, creamery, and everywhere in between. Discover Autumn Harvest Roast Pork, Haddock and Corn Chowder, Carrot Zucchini Fritters, Blackberry and Almond Torte, and more. With profiles to spotlight Maine’s favorite farms and restaurants, and gorgeous professional photography, this is the perfect way for readers to bring New England’s charm to their own kitchen.
About the Author
Kate Shaffer is the founder and owner of an artisanal chocolate confectionary that uses locally sourced ingredients. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Gourmet magazine, The Boston Globe, and more. She lives in Portland, Maine.
The profiles give readers a sense of the impressive breadth and depth of Maine’s farm-and-sea-to-table scene . . . I’d be as tempted to keep The Maine Farm Table Cookbook in my car when I travel the state as a guide, as in my kitchen.
— Peggy Grodinsky - Portland Press Herald
In The Maine Farm Table Cookbook, Kate Shaffer celebrates the people who make Maine’s food system so robust, the ideals that drive their work, and the flavors and foods that make this such an incredible place to live and eat.
— Amy Traverso, Senior Food Editor, Yankee Magazine
A beautifully photographed and highly readable guide to the farmers, millers, artisans, and chefs who are reinventing Maine food for a new century with dishes that will inspire you to rush to your kitchen to try them. Think of it as Shaffer's love letter to the state of Maine—with recipes.
— Paul Doiron, author, Editor Emeritus, Down East: The Magazine of Maine
We Mainers love to have people hear about all of the delicious things produced in Maine and the incredible places to eat them. This beautiful book by Kate and Derek does that justice and makes us proud to be Mainers and to share it with all of you!
— Congresswoman Chellie Pingree