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Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink
2 Main Street, 18-214, North Dam Mill, Biddeford, Maine 04005
(207) 602-6246
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"…for the kitchens of America are cursed by the pie dish and the frying pan, and their out-put, to an extent which in the aggregate, is horrifying, in one or another sort of mucilaginous or oleaginous...
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Happy to supply some images of great early food trucks, to the folks creating the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. 
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Tasting whiskey all in the name of journalism. 
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For those of us who are serious about good food, this is terrific news. Since 1986 Ed Behr has produced one of America's best food periodicals, and certainly the best for people concerned with issues of taste. I have no doubt he and the great list of judges will bring the same level of discriminating attention to this new prize, 'The Art of Eating Best Food Book of the Year'. And we're pleased to play a small role, along with our cookbook colleagues around the country.
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We're pleased to be profiled in the debut issue of Zest Magazine. Best of luck to this brand new effort!
EAT THIS BOOKWRITTEN BY Michael SandersPHOTOGRAPHED BY Russell French
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"Best Cookbook Shop in America". Thanks Bon Appetit!
Where to eat and drink in Maine, from lobster on the docks to melons and blueberries at the farmers' markets
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What a great day to be a bookseller. If you've glanced at my last few posts, you'll see there is a story unfolding globally about two antiquarian booksellers uncovering a book they think is Shakespeare's dictionary, annotated by the bard. This story will likely take months or years to find some agreement among scholars as to what this means. It is, perhaps, one of the greatest literary discoveries ever made. But it's also the story of two booksellers doing what good booksellers do, albeit on an unimaginably wonderful scale. They went out to find books (in this case electronically) and bought something interesting; they used their curiosity and intuition to notice previously unrecognized apsects that might make it more interesting; they applied their knowledge and experience to the research, reaching out to experts when they had exhausted their own abilities, and: they presented the book to the public. And what a presentation! They've taken their research public in a beautiful book named, "Shakespeare's Beehive" (see below), and had the entire Dictionary digitized and available free of charge to the public online. However this works out with the scholars, the best part of the story is that our friends, colleagues, and fellow ABAA members George Koppelman and Dan Wechsler have made many of us proud to be booksellers this morning.
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Fresh Arrivals #39.
Yikes, it's cold in Maine this winter season, which means it's good weather for cataloging all of the new books we've received. So we're back to a regular schedule of the short lists we call Fresh Arrivals, and in early February we'll be shipping out another print catalogue. If you missed it, ...
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Fresh Arrivals #38: Fifty two items of culinary bibliography.
Okay, so school started more than a month ago, but it's never too late to get serious about your culinary collecting with some important reference books. We've received the collection of bibliographies, auction and exhibition catalogues from former culinary collectors and booksellers John and ...
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Looking forward to Rowan Jacobsen's talk at Space Gallery tomorrow (Monday) night. 
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An unrecorded mid-19th century guide to  raising the Chester White, one of the first hog breeds developed here in the US. 
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What drives people to search for bits and pieces of Shakespeareana four hundred and fifty years after his birth? The easy answer is the disproportion between the mountainous heights of his reputation and the fragmentary shards of his biography.
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At Rabelais you can find thousands of books on food and wine, from comfortable old favorites to haute cuisine, from Southern fried chicken to molecular gastronomy. Whether you are a member of the profession and cook for a living, or a serious armchair epicure who cooks for dinner, we have inspiration for you. Rabelais also serves those inclined towards thirst. We have books on first growth wines and home beer brewing, cocktail culture and saloon society. 
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