Life in Maine

  1. What Was Really Served at the First Thanksgiving? Lobster and Duck, Probably Not Turkey, and Definitely No Potatoes

    What was really served at the first Thanksgiving

    Picture it now: You’re sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. A giant turkey rests on a platter; mashed or sweet potatoes (or both) are heaped into a bowl; a warm pumpkin pie cools waiting for the main course to pass. For many, these are staples of a “traditional” Thanksgiving meal. But history shows none of these food items (well, maybe the turkey) were actually present at the first Thanksgiving in 1621. So what was actually served at the first Thanksgiving, you ask? Try duck, goose,

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  2. Best Craft Beer and Seafood Pairings 

    Best seafood and beer pairings

    Having the perfect appetizers, side dishes, and desserts to go with your seafood meal is highly important. But just as important is having the right beverage nearby to bring out the full flavor of your seafood. When it comes to seafood,

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  3. Show Some Mussel: How High-Tech Machines Are Bringing Seafood to Your Home

    mussel farming

    The thought might not cross your mind when chowing down on a pile of mussels, but it takes a lot to get those little shellfish from the ocean to your dinner table. Mussel farming sustainably is one challenge without over-fishing. Doing it and making a profit is another challenge altogether.

    Food blog Eater took a trip up here to Portland, Maine, to one of our sources for mussels,

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  4. Pearls of Wisdom from Amanda Moeser

    Pearls of Wisdom from Amanda Moeser

    For International Women’s Month, we set out to find delicious seafood that comes from sustainably sourced, women-run businesses.  We didn’t have to go far to find Amanda Moeser, owner/operator of Lanes Island Oysters.  Her oysters blew us away and her insight into the fishing industry and sustainable aquaculture is second-to-none.

    Amanda sat down to

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  5. Women are Lobster Fishing and We're Excited About It

    Women are Lobster Fishing and We're Excited About It

    Lobster fishing is hard work. The early mornings, brutal weather conditions, and the all-consuming smell of bait have long made it synonymous with men’s work for generations.  But thankfully, the concept of the “Lobsterman” is evolving as traditional gender stereotypes crumble. Take a short drive up the coast (or as we say it, “A trip down east”) and you’ll see that women are taking charge in America’s most important Lobster fishery. 

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  6. Guide to Maine Lighthouses and Seafood

    Guide to Maine Lighthouses and Seafood

    Maine has 65 historic lighthouses still standing along nearly 5,000 miles of rugged coastline. This means that lighthouses are as emblematic of summertime in Maine as fresh seafood. It is nicknamed the lighthous state afterall. 

    At Maine Lobster Now, we are proud to call Maine our home, and because August 7th is officially National Lighthouse Day, we thought we would share with you a rundown of the best Maine lighthouses and

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  7. Five of Our Favorite Maine Lobster Now Lobster Recipes

    Five of Our Favorite Maine Lobster Now Lobster Recipes

    Whether you are celebrating a holiday or just want to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of your home, these Maine favorites are always delicious. Each of these recipes come from our own Maine Lobster Now chef, making the most of our famous, fresh-caught lobster meat. You can make them with our premium lobster products, which are available

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