A Taste of Vacationland Closer to Home


Maybe you’ve postponed your annual trip to Maine…and maybe your trips to Fenway are fewer and further between than they’ve been in previous summers. Don’t despair, you can still enjoy the quintessential flavors of Vacationland, thanks to your friends at Eventide and their recently-released cookbook, Eventide: Recipes for Clambakes, Oysters, Lobster Rolls, and More from a Modern Maine Seafood Shack. The James Beard Award-winning team behind the Portland- and Boston-based restaurants — Arlin Smith, Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley — has put together a collection of 120 recipes for you to try at home.

You’ll get some modern takes on New England classics (yes, the Brown Butter Lobster Roll is in there as is their Clam Chowder and a Family-Style Maine Clambake) as well as fare inspired by farther off coasts (Oysters with Kimchi Ice and Tempura Smelts with Spicy Tzatziki). They also (very generously) share their collective wisdom when it comes to buying the freshest seafood (they’re experts, after all) so you’ll learn lots of things that you can use. You can snap up a signed copy online through the Eventide website (for $35) so place your order asap and un-cancel summer. In the meantime, you can try your hand at this Tuna Tartare recipe plucked right from its pages.

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