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Historical Items

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Item 4229

J.W. Brown Canning Factory, Hartford, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Hartford Media: Photographic print

Item 55749

Kalico Kat catfood label, Lubec, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Lubec Media: Paper can label

Item 12753

Label for Canned Fish Product

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Brooksville; Brooklin Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

Adult males are few, perhaps because American Can was close by and all the cans came up the road from there.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… were soft, so when we packed the small fish in cans, eight or more per can, we just snipped the head off between our thumb and forefinger, as…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 1 of 4

… the case in other smokehouses in the area, this food preservation process was carried out in traditional fashion.

My Maine Stories

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Story

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

Story

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

Making Gabonese cuisine in Portland Maine

Story

Kim's famous homemade potato donuts
by Kim Smith

Sharing my potato donut memories and recipe