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Summer Eats

Seafood shacks have strung together a summer narrative for writer Deborah Corey's family. Each spring she and her family wait for the seafood shacks to open, marking each of their opening days on the family calendar. When Corey envisions a map of the Maine coast, she sees the shacks marked by red thumbtacks.

Maine Course

Whelks are not one of Maine’s more glamorous seafood offerings; gnarly and intimidating they require careful cleaning and preparation, including getting them out of their spiral shells. But as food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins explains, once the hard work is done, whelks make a tasty meal.

Saltwater Foodways: Martha’s June Jottings

Martha Ballard, a midwife who lived in the Hallowell area of Maine at the turn of the eighteenth century, kept a journal of her daily life for 27 years. Looking back at the entries is a wonderful way to learn about early gardening and food preparation. Food writer and Contributing Editor Sandy Oliver takes a look at what Martha was doing in June.

Maine Course - 50 Local, Kennebunk, Maine

Handcrafted drinks and subtle variations on New England standbys.

Maine Course - Boda, Portland, Maine

Thai street food brought to Portland.

Mainely Gourmet - The Musical Fruit: Favorite Baked Beans

The Musical Fruit: Favorite Baked Beans

Mainely Gourmet - Nebo Lodge, North Haven

Getting there—and staying—are all parts of the experience.