Maine is an outlier. The really great thing about being left alone and changing slowly is that, in this 21st century world, our small corner of the country has held onto more of its traditions of eating and drinking, has destroyed less landscape, has wiped out fewer ways of life in the rush to progress than most of our New England neighbors. What this means in terms of what’s in your glass and on your plate is quite simple.
What is old is new again, not lost forever but just asking for the right chef, brewer, distiller, winemaker, mead maker to revive that past with those raw ingredients—from blueberry to wildflower honey to cranberry to maple syrup and beyond. Created with photographer Russell French and writer Michael Sanders this was a delightful book to research.