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Polish Food and Cooking
Cooking with two Russians
A day of authenticity, gross assumption, and great soup
Yulia Converse welcomed me into her kitchen in Maine to learn from her mother, Alla Zagoruyko, how to make authentic Russian borsht.
| March 11, 2009
The borscht I kissed once...
...in an underground hallway — and rediscovered at home
When I was working at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, two housekeepers who didn't speak English but giggled a lot brought in a pot of their family's borscht for the employee meal. In the dark basement hall where the employees ate, I tasted serious family-secret-cooking.
| November 19, 2008
Antidote to modern life
Bigos, the Old-World comfort stew
Finally, she says, “We have in our genes to eat bigos.” No matter where we’re from, I think we all do.
| November 20, 2007
Russian around for decent Siberian food
I was working on the Russian paradox, when it slapped me right in the column!
| July 18, 2007
’Tis the season for bowls of the hot stuff, from chowders to stews, bisques to consommés
Like black ice, soup season comes around when it’s bone-chilling and dark and you’re craving something warm to curl your hands around.
| January 26, 2007
Café Polonia’s Polish Plate
Nothing to laugh about here
Hopefully you’ll arrive at Café Polonia just as someone is leaving, because otherwise it’s a long wait outside in the cold.
| January 17, 2007
Manhandling the munchies
Consider it much more than a promising start for Hovannes, or “Hovik,” Dolarian, better known as “O.V.” to the faithful horde of hungry regulars who fill OV’s Restaurant, an easily accessible, toaster-oven sized diner on Allens Avenue.
| September 20, 2006
Antico Forno’s gnocchi di patate
From potstickers and pierogies to kreplach and raviolis, the dumpling stretches across the food world.
| September 13, 2006
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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