A new book about the Portland food scene, Portland Food: The Culinary Capital of Maine is due out next month.
Portland, Maine’s culinary cache belies its size. The vibrant food scene boasts more than three hundred restaurants, as well as specialty food businesses, farmers’ markets, pop-up dinners and food trucks. Since back-to-the-landers began to arrive in the 1970s, Maine’s abundant natural resources have been feeding local dreams of sustainability and resilience. Portland is uniquely primed for chefs and restaurateurs to draw on local agricultural and marine resources. Gulf of Maine fisheries and the working waterfront bring the freshest seafood to Portland’s palate, while Maine’s rural landscape is fertile ground for local farming.
Portland Food is by Kate McCarty, author of The Blueberry Files blog, and food writer for the Portland Phoenix.
The book ($19.99, 160 pages) is available for pre-order via the publisher on The History Press website.