“The crickets chirp louder, the moon rises fuller.  These are the days we dream of on cold February nights.”—Erin Fritch


I am utterly mad for this cookbook.  Dave read about it in the paper and mentioned the author, Erin Fritch, owner of the Maine restaurant “The Lost Kitchen” and self-taught chef.  He said, “she reminds me of you.”  Not because of her peppery personal history (she lost her first restaurant during a wicked divorce and made some bad choices in the aftermath).  He meant because she came back for a second career determined to do it her way, with great honesty and simplicity.  Oh and this girl knows how to COOK.  You simply must call and say you’ll come.  The Lost Kitchen is THAT good.    — Sandy

Cathy and I just had to revisit this favorite cookbook because our last demo featured Erin’s wintery-ingredient goodness, but wait ‘til you try warm weather yummies like her Cornflake Fried Chicken with Perfect Potato Salad, Skillet Mussels with Rosemary, Lavender & Lime, Pork Burgers with Grilled Peaches, Bacon & Blue Cheese and Summer Berries with Ginger-Cream Shortcakes.

Call the store to say you can come, (630) 765-7455!