The Maine Farm Table Cookbook

Please note: in case of rain, this performance will be held in the Historic Theater with socially-distanced seating.

Moderator: Tina Sawtelle

There’s a lot more to Maine than a stunning coastline. Sure, come for the incomparable lobster rolls or the state’s renowned blueberries, but stay for the locally milled grains, organic grass-fed meats, and surprising foraged delicacies. The Pine Tree State’s active food community springs to life in the hands of Kate Shaffer, Maine cookbook author and chocolatier, and Derek Bissonnette, one of the finest food photographers in the country.

The Maine Farm Table Cookbook delivers more than 100 recipes, assembled in chapters that take readers from the pasture and sea to the forest, creamery, and everywhere in between. Discover Autumn Harvest Roast Pork, Haddock and Corn Chowder, Carrot Zucchini Fritters, Blackberry and Almond Torte, and more. With profiles to spotlight Maine’s favorite farms and restaurants, and gorgeous professional photography, this is the perfect way for readers to bring New England’s charm to their own kitchen.

Kate Shaffer is the founder and owner of an artisanal chocolate confectionery that uses locally sourced ingredients. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Gourmet magazine, The Boston Globe, and more. She lives in Portland, Maine.

Derek Bissonnette has been a chef for over 20 years, and is the former Executive Chef at the White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine. He stepped out of the kitchen to focus on his passion for photography and opened up Derek Bissonnette Photography.



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