Black Fly Stew: Wild Maine Recipes

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Black Fly Stew: Wild Maine Recipes
... combining modern and historic elements of
Downeast cooking

Simple Gourmet Lamb
with Side Dishes and Wine Pairings
... takes cooking lamb to a new level, simply!

Available in over 100 stores across the U.S., or buy online now!

The Reviews are in!

"Kate Gooding is in a class all of her own. With an unbridled enthusiasm for food, culture and history, Kate makes spending time in the kitchen with her books a journey into another world. Using simple and tasty recipes, Kate makes the idea of expanding our culinary boundaries easily accessible for any cook. Bored of frozen supermarket chicken breasts? Looking for something out of the ordinary that is firmly rooted in honest and authentic cooking? Buy this book!"

- Andrew Zimmern, "Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern," The Travel Channel

"Kate has captured the essence of Maine, yet the book will appeal to many people outside of New England as well. Even if you dislike wild game, there are many recipes in the book that you will find useful. This cookbook is a labor of love and I believe Kate's passion is evident on every page. I heartily recommend Black Fly Stew: Wild Maine Recipes." (more...)

- Richard A. Stoneham, "The Passionate Foodie"

"Full of irresistible recipes to try even if game isn't on your culinary plate."

- The Courier-Gazette

"Oriented to using local ingredients, whether obtained with a shovel or a shotgun."

- Working Waterfront

"All of these recipes are relatively simple and fun, using fresh ingredients and lots of imagination."

- The Morning Sentinel

"It's obvious the recipes have been tinkered with and tested until they are just right, and the seasonings have been crafted by someone who knows her way around a spice rack."

- The Mount Desert Islander

"Don't mistake this collection for some sort of back woods compendium that requires a charter membership to the NRA. Her recipes are sophisticated, fun and layered with flavors. From vegetables from her own garden to gorgeous seafood dishes, this isn't just a novelty, it's great stuff."

- Taste Magazine

"The cumin-rubbed moose was tender and flavorful, especially with the kick provided by Gooding's spice rub. Less adventurous eaters can use the rub on beef with just as good results."

- The Portland Press Herald

"If a contest were held for the official Maine State Recipe, it would be tough to choose which dish to enter from Kate Gooding’s cookbook, Black Fly Stew: Wild Maine Recipes."

- Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors


Black Fly Stew Cover

Simple Gourmet Lamb

Andrew Zimmern and Kate
Andrew Zimmern
and Kate

Kate and Rob Caldwell
Kate and
Rob Caldwell