Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photostory

This year marked the 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival. If you’ve never been to the festival, it is exactly what you’re picturing. Thousands of people gather next to the ocean to consume thousands upon thousands of pounds of freshly cooked lobster. For four days each year, Rockland is heaven on Earth for those of us that get giddy at the thought of strapping on a plastic bib, ripping apart our food with our hands and consuming enough butter to give Julie Child a heart attack.

Each year, the Seafood Cooking Competition is a major part of the festival. This year, five competitors went head to head to vie for the title. There was lobster fried rice, fresh lobster pasta and plenty of smack talk. The lucky winner brought home some cold hard cash, a gift certificate to Fiore, an adorable plaque and a copy of Malcolm and Jillian’s book, “Eating in Maine.

Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story

My love affair with food began on stepstools in the kitchens of the women in my family. Handing my great-grandmother carrots to grate for coleslaw, licking the beaters covered in my grandmother’s peanut butter frosting, and watching my mother cook up Italian dishes covered in cheese. To this day, I love cheese. Besides cheese, I love painting, ocean air, and the smell of tar after it’s rained. My husband Josh and I have created a little suburban farm with our Layla-Bug, a ridiculously hyper dog, and a one-eyed chicken. Someday, we hope to upgrade to a real country farm.

2 Comments

Leave a Reply