Maine foodie day
This may only mean something to fellow mainers... My mom and I had a some errands to do in Portland last week. Going to Portland is a two plus hour drive for us and an excuse to stock up on some ingredients. First stop of course is Micucci's the best italian grocery store in Maine - for olive oil, saffron, asiago and grana, harissa, pasta, really good salami and chocolate... Then a quick pizza lunch. Off to the Sun Market to stock up on Korean, Japanese and Chinese ingredients - green tea, yuzu kosho, red pepper paste, soy bean paste, daikon, dried red pepper, kim chi, korean soy sauce, nori and a quick korean food lecture from the owner. A visit to the Applestore where my computer has spent the last week being repaired. And finally on the way home a stop at the A-1 diner in Gardiner for dinner with friends which consisted of fish tacos, pork tacos, risotto cakes, liver and a to die for lemon pudding cake. My cooking should be perked up for months.