Peggy Grodinsky

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A newly published cookbook commemorates Maine's bicentennial by compiling recipes from Mainers all around the state. We'll talk about Maine's food heritage -- and also get creative ideas for cooking during the pandemic.


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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.


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This show is a rebroadcast; no calls will be taken (original air date August 10th).

We discuss Maine's abundance of foods and growing recognition on the national restaurant scene—and get some recipe tips from our culinary experts.

Food for Thought: Maine's Role as a Food Center

Aug 10, 2018
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Our culinary experts return to talk about seasonal ingredients, fermenting and pickling, the accolades coming in for Maine's food scene—and answer your food and cooking questions.

 

Food Trends

Jan 8, 2018
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What's trending in the food world? Are we moving to a more veg-centric diet and embracing new global flavors? What about all of these ancient grains? Our panel of food experts talk about the ingredients and cooking techniques that are moving into the forefront for today's diners (include purple produce).

Guests: Peggy Grodinsky, food editor for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram

Nancy Harmon Jenkins, cookbook author, historian and authority on Mediterranean cuisine

Sam Hayward, pioneering chef and owner of Fore Street Grill in Portland

 

Holiday Food Traditions

Nov 23, 2017
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This is a rebroadcast; no calls will be taken. (The original air date was December 13, 2016) 

What makes your holiday special? Most likely food is involved. We discuss the many traditions that revolve around meals here in Maine, from tourtiere to ployes to bean soup--to whatever cultural delicacies people make for their loved ones.

Guests: Nancy Harmon Jenkins, cookbook author and historian

Sam Hayward, restaurant pioneer, chef, and owner of Fore Street in Portland

Food for Thought

May 12, 2017
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We'll hear about what's happening in the world of food: food events, cookbooks, ingredients of the season, restaurants and food trends.

Guests: Nancy Harmon Jenkins, cookbook author and food writer

Peggy Grodinsky, food editor at Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram

Sam Hayward, pioneering chef and one of the partners at Fore Street in Portland

Food for Thought

Feb 10, 2017
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Renowned Maine culinary experts (including two James Beard award winners) join us to talk about food and cooking, including—what to make for Valentine's Day, food trends and cold-weather comfort foods. And: Why ot's time to make orange marmalade!

Guests:  Nancy Harmon Jenkins, cookbook author and food writer

Peggy Grodinsky, food editor at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Sam Hayward, chef and co-owner of Fore Street and Scales restaurants in Portland

[AUDIO LINK TO THE SHOW IS BELOW RECIPES]

Maine Food Traditions

Dec 13, 2016
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In time for the holidays, a conversation about the holiday dishes that have long been a part of Maine’s cultural heritage. Do you have a tourtiere that would make a Frenchman cry? Do you have a family fruitcake recipe to brag about?  Do you make your own finnan haddie?

Guests:

Peggy Grodinsky, food editor for Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram; former editor of Cook's Country magazine.

Nancy Harmon Jenkins, food writer, cookbook author, food historian, culinary traveler