So I love writing about food and the garden and my kids and our boat but reeeeeally don’t like writing about myself – and that’s why it’s taken a over year to get something up on the about me page. Luckily I’m surrounded by good writers and people who love me and so instead of me writing about myself – here is what they have to say.
Anne Mahle is the culinary force behind the fabulous meals prepared and relished by guests sailing on the Maine Windjammer the J&E Riggin. Her love of cooking and unique sense of style is expressed all summer long in the healthy, classic, country-style food. Annie gravitates to meals comprised of fresh, local ingredients from her garden, local farmers and food artisans.
The magical combination of comfort food, the coast of Maine and a classic windjammer provide for a unique perspective, creative recipes and fun conversation. Anne Mahle is certainly the queen of her galley domain. While she prepares food on a woodstove on a wooden ship at sea for up to 30 people, her recipes can be easily be prepared at home. If you’re looking for authentic Maine food and recipes – you’re going to love Artichokes & Asparagus. As you read you’ll know that Anne cares not only about the food itself but the where and how the food and ingredients comes to her.
In addition to her own boat captain credentials, Anne has over 25 years of experience in the food industry, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, has studied baking at the Culinary Institute of America and spent three years under the tutelage of Swiss Chef Hans Bucher. After working for several years as a personal chef in the private yachting industry, Anne settled in Maine with her husband Captain Jon Finger and their two daughters. As a family they organize sailing trips on the 120 foot tall ship the J&E Riggin out of their home harbor of Rockland, Maine.
Annie is the author of “At Home At Sea: Recipes from the Maine Windjammer J&E Riggin” and also writes a food column for the Portland Press Herald and Maine’s only food magazine Maine Food & Lifestyle. Annie and the Riggin have been covered by the Boston Globe, Traditional Home, Family Circle, Chicago Sun Times, Woman’s Day, Yankee Magazine and the Smithsonian. In addition, Annie has made appearances on the Today Show, New England Cable News, the Food Network and multiple appearances on the local NBC affiliate WCSH’s 207 Show.