Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook

Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz, authors of several books including The Portland Maine Chef’s Table, and Don Lindgren, owner of Rabelais Books, have teamed up to launch the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook (website, facebook, instagram, twitter). The project “will explore the foodways of the indigenous people of Maine, include recipes drawn from the state’s historic community cookbooks, and reveal the tastiest flavors from our newest Mainers.”

The deadline for you to submit your own recipe is January 10th.

The organizers also have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help pay for the “creation, production and printing costs” and intend for “a portion of every book sold after publication will go to fight hunger in Maine”. They’ve gotten commitments of $11,221 so far towards a goal of $30,000.

You can also pre-order a copy of book through the Kickstarter page.

One comment on “Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook

  1. Thank you for sharing this Portland Food Map! We are incredibly excited to be able to create this amazing tribute to Maine cooking. Send us your family recipes, food stories & photos! Please pre-order your copy of the cookbook on our Kickstarter campaign, or support at a higher level. It takes a community to make a community cookbook, and we need your support! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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