My Maine Stories

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Food Stories

Added July 5, 2022

The Cup Code (working at OOB in the 1960s)
by Randy Randall

Teenagers cooking fried food in OOB and the code used identify the product and quantity.

Added December 9, 2020

30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma

30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine

Added October 30, 2020

Rest Stop in Scarborough, Maine
by Lee Evans

This is about our first visit to Maine in 1998. My wife and I moved here from Maryland in 2007.

Added July 25, 2019

The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.

Added June 3, 2019

The Pilots Grill, Bangor
by Rodney Duplisea

Memories of the Pilots Grill in Bangor

Added October 9, 2018

The Start of Brewing in Maine
by Alan Pugsley

Master brewer Alan Pugsley talked about the beginning of brewing in Maine

Added May 11, 2018

The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels

I learned to fish from my Dad and will lobster the rest of my life

Added April 17, 2018

Ah, les Fameuse Ployes!
by Alain Ouellette

Growing up in an Acadian French family and eating ployes

Added March 27, 2018

Shax and laxoox: tea with milk and Somali bread.
by Kheyro Jama

Lahooh (laxoox) is a food staple in East Africa, enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Added March 26, 2018

Somali Bantu farmers put down roots in Maine
by Muhidin D. Libah

Running the Somali Bantu Community Association and finding food security in Maine

Added March 26, 2018

Passamaquoddy Maple, reaching back to our ancestral roots
by Marie Harnois

Tribally owned Passamaquoddy Maple is an economic and cultural heritage opportunity

Added March 23, 2018

The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls

Added March 23, 2018

Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

Added March 23, 2018

Mincemeat Recipe
by Marian Fowler

A recipe for mincemeat, along with the recipe's history.

Added March 22, 2018

How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.

Added March 21, 2018

Beef Cutlet always reminds me of home in Iran
by Parivash Rohani

Making beef cutlet in Maine connects me to my home in Iran and my Baha'i faith.

Added March 2, 2018

Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler

Added March 2, 2018

Portland cuisine supports health in West Africa
by Maria Cushing

I present Portuguese inspired food to fundraise for Amigos de Mente

Added March 1, 2018

Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay

Added March 1, 2018

How to prepare "Paquet de poisson a la vapeur"
by Titi de Baccarat

Making Gabonese cuisine in Portland Maine

Added March 1, 2018

Amato's Italian Sandwiches
by Charles V. Stanhope

Amato's Italian Sandwiches

Added February 20, 2018

Kim's famous homemade potato donuts
by Kim Smith

Sharing my potato donut memories and recipe

Added February 20, 2018

Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them

Added February 20, 2018

Becoming @ham_italian
by anonymous

@ham_italian is an Instagram account I created that celebrates the Maine ham Italian sandwich

Added February 20, 2018

The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming

Added November 14, 2017

Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

Added August 17, 2017

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Added August 8, 2017

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.

Added August 8, 2017

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

Added December 7, 2016

Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s