In case you missed it on Facebook, here’s the link to our most recent press about the Sugar & Salt books. Peggy Grodinsky is the acclaimed food editor of the Portland Press Herald and was actually my editor for a couple of years until I stopped doing the food column for that paper. It was interesting to talk with her in this interview, as while we worked together for several years, we inherited each other and never actually met face to face. Most of our conversations were via email based exclusively on the text and content of my columns. To have our awareness of each other expand into our larger life realms was fun.
The piece is in the Chop Chop segment and features my recipes for Blizzard Carbonara and Beet, Pear, and Cranberry Salad with Shaved Asiago.
You’ve been asking for it and we’ve found a way to bring it to you – with your help. What have you been asking for, you say? Why a new printing of the red cookbook, At Home, At Sea, of course. I’ve heard ALOT over the past several years it’s been out of print that we should do a second printing. We are ready!
But here’s the thing… We just printed Sugar & Salt: The Orange Book last year and we haven’t had enough time to recoup our printing costs to turn around and do another printing. However, E and I are ready and up to the task of putting together a new and updated version of At Home, At Sea for you.
Now, we just need your help! Check out the details of our Kickstarter campaign. There are a bunch of fun gift levels from mini-notecards, a Riggin apron, the cookbooks, Maine lobster sent to your door, me as your personal chef, a trip on the Riggin, and an elegant dinner made for you and your 8 guests in your own home. Thank you for taking the time to check out our latest effort!
This summer a buuuunch of kids and their families came sailing with us for a Kids and Family trip… and so did a film crew. “North Woods Law,” the wildly popular show on Animal Planet that showcases the Maine Warden Service, decided to catch some shots of Maine from the water for their show, “In a Hot Minute”. Led by supervising producer, Andy Seestedt (yep, our former mate!), the crew detailed life aboard the Riggin for a day. While none of the kids were caught fishing without a licence or sailing without their life jackets, they did catch a bunch of fun moments on board.
Catch the episode this coming Sunday, January 17th at 8 p.m. EST. The segment on the Riggin is at the beginning, so make sure you get settled early! (If you don’t get Animal Planet where you are, they typically post it on the website shortly after it airs.)
Many thanks to Laura Begley Bloom and Yahoo for their mention of our last minute Memorial Day travel deal. How nice it for a small business like the J. & E. Riggin to be in the company of Disney World, Carnival Cruise, Fleet Week in NYC and the CITIES of Las Vegas, Washington DC, and San Francisco. The 25% discount applies to our first four trips – check them out!
Once again, I made my way down to Portland through snow and sleet to do a taping of a Mushroom and Chicken Pot Pie for 207’s comfort food segment. Rob and the NBC affiliate, WCSH6, as always, was the perfect host and here we are having a good time cooking together.
The venerable Susan Axelrod of Maine Today and the blog Spoon and Shutter visited us for our Camden Windjammer Festival trip. The skies were a perfect blue and the winds gave her a wonderful romp on the bay. We had a great time together and she left with elderberry stains on her hands, a host of words on her pad, and sun/wind-kissed cheeks.
Thank you, Susan (and Maine Today!), for your lovely words and even lovelier company.
Since we were into jam making that day, I shared our Jammin’ Bars recipe with Susan which she included in the article.