November 2016

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Friendsgiving at Fork Food Lab

In Fork Food Lab’s shiny new kitchen, there’s the unmistakable, mouthwatering smell of Thanksgiving. Turkeys are roasting, gravy is simmering, and pies are baking. Chef Edward Bondellio of French Picnic Catering is garnishing poached salmon with cucumbers and radishes. On … Continue reading

Maine Magazine Sugarloaf


Before my trip in August, I never paired Sugarloaf with the word summer. Then I found out about the itinerary details: zip lining, live music by the Tricky Britches, a scenic chairlift ride, and local dining. (They had me at … Continue reading

Maine Magazine Sugarloaf


It’s New Year’s Eve, and we are heading to Sugarloaf.   THURSDAY 9:15 a.m. @ Access Road My husband Nik and I hit the Access Road, round the first corner, and the mountain comes into view. It’s beautiful, and all … Continue reading

Sugarloaf Aviation

Ski to Fly

The Carrabassett Valley Regional Airport is directly off the road to Sugarloaf, Route 27, near the icy flow of the Carrabassett River. There’s no control tower here, just one paved runway nestled in a clearing in the woods at an elevation … Continue reading


Getting To Know the Bigelows

The bald cap of Cranberry Peak rises 3,194 feet above sea level. From ten miles away, the summit looks like a blue-purple mass, a hulking shadow the color of lake water, part of a 12-mile ridge that rises and falls … Continue reading

Sam Morse

Sam Morse Brings Home with Him

Sam Morse spent the month of January in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, and on New York’s Whiteface Mountain. In the coming weeks he’ll ski the American West, then jet to Sochi, Russia, for the U.S. World Cup, and back to … Continue reading

Sugarloaf Mountain ski/skate

Open Slopes

Like many Maine children, I learned to ski at an early age. My sisters and I spent many January evenings bundled in oversized 80s-style parkas, snowplowing our way down the slopes of Lost Valley in Auburn on rental skis, in the company … Continue reading

Anju Noodle Bar, maine food, ramen

Anju Noodle Bar

You know you’re in for a good time when there’s Talking Heads on the speakers and a little boy at the bar is slurping noodles, bobbing his head to the beat. He and his brother are not fighting or looking … Continue reading

Ports of Italy | Germán Lucarelli | Eat Maine | Maine Magazine

Ports of Italy

Before my visit to Ports of Italy, I had met chef and co-owner Germán Lucarelli at several events. I tasted his excellent focaccia at the Kennebunkport Festival. I savored his mushroom and truffle risotto at Harvest on the Harbor’s Chef … Continue reading