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    Say it, Eat it: Portland menu pronunciation guide

    Our small city's super-exploding food scene has some phonetic implications: We're not quite sure how to pronounce this stuff. But we want to try new restaurants. We want to eat unique cuisine and step out of our culinary comfort zones (Maine Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to do so). But we'd also prefer to not sound like complete idiots when doing so. Read on

    Posted: February 26, 2013
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    Portland exotic food spree

    Portland ranks fairly high as a food-resource center. I’m referring to imported products like specialty oils, imported canned goods and such highly specific ingredients as dried Mexican chilies, sundry Asian oils, sauces, pickled fruits, noodles and exotic vegetables and greens such as Thai basil or yuzu juice. Read on

    Posted: February 25, 2013
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    Getting smarter by the glass: Wine Wise events

    You can drink a lot of wine and still not get any smarter about it. Trust me, I've tried. But simply swigging down a glass (or - ahem - more than a glass) isn't going to osmotically turn you into a wine expert in the same way eating lots of pork magically won't turn you into a master chef (which I sort of think it should). What you need is a wine education. Read on

    Posted: February 25, 2013
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    New wine bar: 11 photos of The North Point, Portland

    Brothers Dan and Noah Talmatch opened The North Point on Silver Street last week, and it already has the warm, welcome feel of a place you've been a hundred times. Read on

    Posted: February 24, 2013
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    Always consider Caiola’s

    It would be unfair to peg Caiola’s as just a neighborhood restaurant aloft in Portland’s West End without considering some simple facts. Read on

    Posted: February 22, 2013
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    Eat early, eat often: Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off

    There's a place for us early eaters - those of us who see every day as a waiting period between breakfasts. It's The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off, taking place March 1 from 7-9 am at Sea Dog Brewing Company in South Portland. Read on

    Posted: February 21, 2013
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    RECIPE: Carrot Casserole

    I’m crazy about carrots. What's more I’m thrilled that I can buy local varieties at farmers markets year round where they’re a plentiful staple at vendors’ bins. Read on

    Posted: February 20, 2013
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    Anatomy of a fabulously fine meal

    What an adventure those chef tasting menus were when they came into vogue some 20 years ago. They still work but only when they’re focused and fresh. Otherwise it's the chef who remains haplessly proud and diners are left overfed, belching to the beat of culinary excess. Read on

    Posted: February 18, 2013
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    The Armory at Portland Regency Hotel: Steadily fine fare

    What surprised me most about my recent dinner at the Armory Lounge, located off the lower lobby of the Portland Regency Hotel, is that the food is far better than the usual pub grub. Read on

    Posted: February 15, 2013
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    Recipe: Parsnip and mushroom souffle

    Parsnips have long been relegated to the back burner in the minds of many cooks who occasionally think of including them in a root-vegetable mash. Otherwise they’re roasted to accompany the holiday bird, cooked beyond recognition in a New England boiled dinner or mixed with potatoes for a wholesome puree. Read on

    Posted: February 13, 2013