Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook

Mainers know that if there is one thing that brings everyone together, it's food; from blueberry pie contests to lobster bakes to bean suppers. The Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook explores that idea, offering family and community recipes from across the length and breadth of Maine. The editors have collected recipes and photos from kitchens all across the state ranging from everyday families and home cooks to award-winning chefs and notable Mainers. This special cookbook not only stretches out geographically from the coast to the mountains to the woodlands, but seeks to span the entirety of Maine’s existence; exploring the food of Wabanaki tribes, the customs of European settlers during early statehood, and the tastes of Maine’s newest immigrants in the twenty-first century. In all, the cookbook offers more than 200 recipes from Margaret Chase Smith Blueberry Muffins to Thai Fiddlehead Stir Fry to Lobster Crab Etouffee.

Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook

SKU: 3007
  • Written by Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz

    Binding: Softcover

    Pages: 288

    Genre: Cookbook | Maine

    Ages: All

    ISBN: 978-1-944762-89-6

    Publication Date: Softcover 2020

    Dimensions: 8.0 x 10.0 x 0.88

    Shipping Weight: 1.82 lbs.


  • Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz are the husband and wife team behind five books on food and farming, including the memoir The Year of the Goat, the guide Living With Goats, and the two volumes of the Portland, Maine Chef’s Table. Margaret is a writer who has worked in book publishing, corporate communications, and as manager of New York’s Magnolia Bakery. Karl is a photographer who has worked as an editor at Time, Inc., and as director of Aurora Photos. Since 2005, the couple has lived with their daughters on Ten Apple Farm, a homestead in southern Maine, where they raise dairy goats, tend a large garden and small orchard, make cheese, teach workshops, and operate a guest house.