Linda Greenlaw was one of the "stars" in the book, The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. Subsequently, she has written three autobiographical books of her own talking about her adventures as a longline fishing captain and a lobsterman. Now, Linda and her Mom, Martha, have come up with a cookbook which is more than just that. It talks about an approach to cooking and eating which is as interesting as the receipes that grace the pages. Not only are the receipes mouthwatering, but the writing (and photography) that accompany the book are a treat as well. Funny, irreverant and so Down East that you cannot wait to start road testing these puppies. For those of us who are "natives" the former "Official Cookbook of Maine" was written by Marge Standish. It was the one you always went to when you wanted to cook something like your Mom used to and people didn't worry about calories or cholesteral. Well, move over Marge. Martha (and Linda) are the new authorities on Down East Cooking. Some of the recipies such as "Jello shots" and how they got put in the book will just make you laugh out loud. Should I ever find myself stranded on the Isle Au Haut, I will just follow my nose to Martha's kitchen.
Do yourself a favor if you like to cook and give yourself this book and if you are wondering about Christmas presents...look no further.