Maine Food Traditions: Thanksgiving Recipes, Iconic Maine Foods, Cultural Traditions, Holiday Dishes

Nov 27, 2019


Our panel of culinary experts share ideas for common and less-obvious dishes to make for the holidays (Thanksgiving and beyond), with some recipes from our panelists and listeners—as well as advice on making traditional Thanksgiving dishes. We will hear from various communities about their food traditions and beloved dishes.


  •   Nancy Harmon Jenkins, food journalist and historian, writer, speaker, cookbook author.
  • Peggy Grodinsky, Food, Books, and Outdoors Editor, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
  • Sam Hayward, chef/owner of Fore Street, pioneering farm-to-table chef
  • Don Lindgren, with Rabelais Inc., Fine Books on Food & Drink; team member of the upcoming Maine Bicentennial Cookbook
  • Shoshana Hoose, a founding member of “Welcoming the Stranger” and lead organizer of a Thanksgiving event for new arrivals to Maine
  • John Bear Mitchell, citizen of the Penobscot Nation from Indian Island in Maine.; coordinator of the University of Maine System Office Native American Waiver and Educational Program, and of U Maine's Wabanaki Center Outreach and Student Development Coordinator; lecturer of Wabanaki Studies and Multicultural Studies