Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Even before the Cooking Channel airs its trip to Searsport and Trenton for a classic lobster bake on Sept. 3, it is coming back to Maine for seconds.
"Eat St.," hosted by comedian James Cunningham (and not to be confused with "Chuck's Eat the Street" on the same network), will be filming Sunday at the Mainely Burgers food truck, which will be parked at 108 St. John St. in Portland. The filming is expected to take place between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
On Monday, the show will be moving on to Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, where Cunningham will be visiting with the Bite Into Maine lobster truck from noon until 3 p.m.
The Cooking Channel show "Man Fire Food" will air another visit to Maine at 8 p.m. Sept. 3.
Roger Mooking, host of the show, spent a day in Searsport in June, learning how to prepare a proper lobster bake at Searsport Shores Campground’s outdoor kitchen. A crew of 13 filmed for 10 hours to complete the episode, which is called “Love for Lobsters in Maine.”
Here, Mooking, left, learns what goes into a traditional lobster bake at the campground:
Mooking also stopped by the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, which boils its lobsters in seawater over a wood fire.
“Man Fire Food” already has two recipes from the trip to Maine posted on the show’s website.
The Honey Date Pudding Cake dessert, which features black walnuts from Winterport and locally ground buckwheat flour, is the creation of Searsport Shores. The Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound contributed a Lobster Salad Sandwich recipe.
Both recipes can be found at cookingchanneltv.com/shows/man-fire-food/200/love-for-lobsters-in-Maine.html.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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