On the Menu: Monday, April 25, 2016

 

Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House.


 
 
Maine Farmhouse Supper, 7:00 P.M.
Chris Wilcox, The Velveteen Habit, Cape Neddick, ME
 

Whether he’s butchering a whole hog or tending to his on-site garden at his secluded Maine restaurant, the Velveteen Habit, Chris Wilcox’s sustainable ethos guides his culinary practice. Beard House diners will sample the chef’s signature 18th-century farmhouse cookery in a rustic yet elegant feast featuring cured, smoked, fermented, and pickled ingredients in dishes like Hyssop-Cured Scottish Salmon with Pickled Beets and Beer Nuts; English Pea Falafel with Country Ham and Horseradish Labneh; and Slow-Roasted Rhubarb with Fennel and Whipped Yogurt.
 

See the full menu below: 

 

  • Hors d’Oeuvre

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Daily Digest: May 14, 2014

 

mozzarella

 

Thirteen arrested in counterfeit cheese scam. [LAT]

 

The making of the world's most beautiful crops and how to use them. [NPR]

 

Are all calories created equal? Katie Couric searches for an answer. [NYT]

 

The World Pork Expo will make adjustments in light of PEDV threat. [WHOtv... Read more >

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JBF Trip Planner: Portland, Maine

The oyster menu at Eventide in Portland, Maine

 

If you’re anything like us, the first thing you do when planning a trip—perhaps even before booking a plane ticket—is figure out where you’re going to eat while you’re there. Museums, sightseeing, and shopping are all well and good, but food is often the main attraction. To make trip planning a little easier, we’re compiling lists of our can’t-miss pit stops in some of our favorite places. JBF Award winners, hole-in-the-wall favorites, America’s Classics, and one-hit wonders—we’ll give you a quick rundown of our absolute must-eats in each featured location.

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Low-key Portland, Maine, has quietly become a culinary powerhouse, with Japanese noodle joints, cheeky oyster bars, and artisanal gelato shops headlining the small city's impressive array of edible... Read more >

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Recipe: Spiced Molasses Whoopie Pies

whoopie pies

While the whoopie pie lost out to wild blueberry pie in the fight for the title of Maine's official state dessert (as consolation the frosting-filled cake sandwich was designated as the official state treat), this baked good continues to attract plenty of fierce fans. These spicy, gingerbread-like whoopie pies from our senior editor, Anna Mowry, are perfect for the holidays, and are delicious when slathered with a buttery frosting. Get the recipe here.

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