Author: Marjorie Standish, with foreward and additional recipes by Melissa Kelly
Publisher: Down East Books, 2010
Hardcover, 7.25" x 9.25", 254 pages
From the back cover Cooking Down East is the best-selling Maine cookbook ever: Over 100,000 copies have been sold since it was originally published in 1969. This compelling new hardcover edition features more than 350 recipes filled with New England cooking traditions and Maine ingredients. Plus, Chef Melissa Kelly, the James Beard Award-winning chef of Primo, has added more than 15 new recipes to the mix. Kelly encourages the reader to seek out seasonal, fresh ingredients and gives helpful tips on adapting some of Standish's classic recipes for today's tastes. No Maine kitchen is complete without this regional classic, and Kelly's experience adds a modern twist to this cherished tome making it even more essential for the contemporary Maine cook.
About the authors: Melissa Kelly is the James Beard Awar-winning chef of Primo, with locations in Rockland, Tucson, and Orlando. She is the author of Mediterranean Women Stay Slim, Too.
Marjorie Standish wrote the "Cooking Down East" column for the Maine Sunday Telegram for twenty-five years, and was known as the first lady of Maine cooking.