‘Delicious TV’ team planning vegan show

The producer and star of the PBS cooking show “Delicious TV,” which is filmed and produced in Maine, are working to raise money to launch a vegan cooking show.

Titled “Vegan Mash-up,” the show would feature three chefs: Toni Fiore, of Cumberland, who stars in “Delicious TV”; bestselling cookbook author Terry Hope Romero; and vegan cookbook author Miyoko Schinner.

Plans call for the show to be filmed in Maine, New York and California.

The producers are trying to raise $40,000 by the beginning of February. Anyone can pledge money to support the project by visiting indiegogo.com/Delicious-TVs-Vegan-Mashup.


Hartstone Inn offering discount to food donors

The Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., is offering a 15 percent discount to diners who bring in a donation of nonperishable food items.

Owners Mary Jo Brink and Michael Salmon have pledged to match each food item donated by both their staff and patrons. The offer is valid through Sunday .

The donations will go to the Camden Area Food Pantry, 128 Mt. Battie St. The pantry serves clients from Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Hope, Appleton, Union, Washington and Searsmont.


Good Egg Cafe unveils late-late show this week

Night owls and late-shift workers take note: The Good Egg Cafe is returning to its roots as a late-night breakfast joint.

This weekend, the Good Egg will begin serving late-night fare from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The late-night service will continue every Friday and Saturday after that, except for Christmas Eve.

The cafe is located at the Pepperclub, 78 Middle St.

Otto gives thanks to city with free-slice day

Otto Pizza will hold a free slice day Monday, at the 576 Congress St. location only, to thank the city for its support.

Customers can come in for a free slice of any kind of pizza between 2 and 6 p.m. that day. Both Otto restaurants will be closing at 6 that night for a staff party.

There will be a limit of one slice per customer.

Wine tastings coming up at Rosemont locations

Rosemont Market will have wine tastings at its 580 Brighton Ave. store on the next two Fridays.

Michael Burke of Vias Wines will showcase Italian wines that are appropriate for gifts and important meals from 4 to 7 p.m. this Friday.

From 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 23, Ned Swain of Devenish Wines will be the guest host.

The Yarmouth Rosemont store, 96 Maine St., will also have a wine tasting from 4 to 7 p.m.  Friday. Sam Brown of Pine State will show some new finds from Europe and the United States.


Local experts to lead Stone Turtle classes

Melissa Hodroff, former assistant pastry chef at Five Fifty-Five, Caitlin Hunter of Appleton Creamery and artisan baker Richard Miscovich will be some of the guest teachers this winter at the Stone Turtle Baking and Cooking School.

Hodroff will teach a class on Valentine’s treats on Feb. 11, while Hunter will do a two-day cheese-making workshop on Feb. 24-25. Miscovich will be at the school March 23-24 to teach a two-day bread intensive.

The school’s complete schedule of winter classes, from January through March, is posted at stoneturtlebaking.com/webdocs/classes.htm.

For more information, call 324-7558 or 459-0567.

– Compiled by Meredith Goad and Avery Yale Kamila, Staff Writers