Creative Coastal Cooking from Maine Restaurants

Creative Coastal Cooking features recipes from a dozen contemporary Maine Restaurants. Foods and ingredients from the region are found in the recipes. 


Format: Softcover, 208 pages. 

Copyright: 2003 

Publisher: Down East Books 

Author: Terry Libby 

ISBN: 9780892726103

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Description: When most people think of quintessential Maine cooking, images of lobsters, blueberries, and softshell clams come to mind. But all along the state's rugged coastline, a new generation of chefs and restaurants are using such traditional ingredients -- and many others -- to create wonderful dishes that represent both tradition and innovation. 

Maine's chefs have important ties to the communities around them -- and to the fish, shellfish, vegetables, and fruits produced by local fishermen and farmers. In Creative Coastal Cooking, these fresh ingredients are used in more than two hundred delicious, practical recipes. In addition, the book includes informal "snapshot-style" photos of both the chefs and the restaurants, and a little travel information and historical background, as well. 

In these pages, you will cook "elbow to elbow" with the key people in the kitchens of coastal restaurants ranging from the famed Cherie's in southern Maine's Kennebunkport, through the elegant, Owl's Head-based Primo, to the delightful Burning Tree down east, in Bar Harbor. The results are sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who loves good regional food. 


Condition: A good portion of the book's pages have a long light crease. 

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