Mainers know that if there is one thing that brings everyone together, it’s food; from blueberry pie contests to lobster bakes to bean suppers. The Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook explores that idea, offering family and community recipes from across the length and breadth of Maine. The editors have collected recipes and photos from kitchens all across the state ranging from everyday families and home cooks to award-winning chefs and notable Mainers. This special cookbook not only stretches out geographically from the coast to the mountains to the woodlands, but seeks to span the entirety of Maine’s existence; exploring the food of Wabanaki tribes, the customs of European settlers during early statehood, and the tastes of Maine’s newest immigrants in the twenty-first century. In all, the cookbook offers more than 200 recipes from Margaret Chase Smith Blueberry Muffins to Thai Fiddlehead Stir Fry to Lobster Crab Etouffee.