Saltwater Seasonings: Good Food From Coastal Maine

Saltwater Seasonings Cookbook - Good Food From Coastal Maine is a colorful cookbook with recipes from the owner and chef of Jonathan's Restaurant in Blue Hill, Maine. Regional recipes are packed inside Salterwater Seasonings with dishes like Clam Cakes, New England Boiled Dinner, Fiddlehead Soup, Wild Blueberry Tea Bread, and more. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 181 pages 

Copyright: 1992, First Edition 

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Inc. 

Author: Sarah Leah Chase and Jonathan Chase 

ISBN: 9780316138123

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Description: Best-selling cookbook author Sarah Leah Chase and her brother, Jonathan, chef/ owner of the acclaimed Jonathan's Restaurant in Blue Hill, Maine, have written a glorious celebration of the foods and flavors of Maine. In this warmly personal cookbook, they recall their childhood summers in Maine and rediscover authentic Maine cooking, honest food evocative of the land and sea. Together they traveled the Maine coast with photographer Cary Hazlegrove gathering recipes and lore about Maine food and life, both traditional and contemporary.  

Maine natives have always savored a connection between food and place. And the ruggedness of Maine's landscape has helped preserve an old-fashioned, thrifty, and creative Yankee tradition of living off what is at hand. 

  • From Maine's icy waters come the shellfish that are the basis for unforgettable dishes like Lobster Fried Over Cold, Crabmeat Casserole, and Shrimp Rarebit. 
  • Scalloped Scallops, Clam Cakes, and Marinated Mussels are dishes long associated with Maine's plentiful bivalves, while Fish Chowder and Baked Stuffed Halibut are just two of the many dishes that derive from Maine's abundant finfish. 
  • Grange suppers, county fairs, and farmer's markets are the source of recipes for Maine standbys like Baked Beans, Crisp Coleslaw with Boiled Dressing, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Blueberry Cake. Wildfood gathering is another Maine tradition, and Fiddlehead Soup, Warm Spring Dandelion Salad, and Fresh Raspberry Pie all come from food ripe for the picking. 

Throughout the book we meet the people who raise, harvest, and prepare food from the sea and land. Game, smoked meats and fish, cheeses, and surprisingly sophisticated fruit wines are among their productions, all of which are used in recipes throughout the book. A Down East Christmas rounds out four seasons of Maine food with hearty stews and a cornucopia of cookies. 


Condition: Good condition. Dust jacket has light wear at corners. 

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