Rabelais Press

Here's what the press has been saying about our shop, and about the fantastic food that can be found in our small city:

On Nigel Slater in The New Yorker

Monday June 22, 2015

"'His relationship with food isn’t based entirely on marvelous meals. It’s as much about the failures as it is about the successes,' Lindgren said, fidgeting a little with the excitement of a specialist."

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Rum Riots in Take Magaine

Saturday May 30, 2015 - Wednesday June 3, 2015

"We caught up with one of the presenters, well-known Portland bartender John Myers, before he was too breathless from mixing up mint juleps for 20. (Yup, that’s part of his presentation. Even the chats feature booze at this event.) Myers, who works at the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, and Don...

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Food Editor Peggy Grodinsky on collecting cookbooks

Wednesday May 20, 2015

"Are my books worth anything, I asked? “Well,” Lindgren said, hesitating politely. “Not really… There are a lot of used books in the world.” (That’s the short version. In fact, he generously spent 20 minutes on the phone and spoke articulately and fascinatingly about the nature of collecting, shelf order...

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A Round-Up of Ephemera 35 in Antiques and the Arts Weekly

Monday April 6, 2015

Antiques & the Arts Weekly gives us a shout out in their round-up coverage of the 35th Annual Ephemera Society of America Conference. Held every March in Greenwich, CT, the conference and paper fair, bring together the best dealers, collectors, insitutions and scholars to share ephemera. 

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North Spore Mushroom CSA and Rabelais

Sunday February 1, 2015

"There are CSAs for almost everything edible these days. Is North Spore really the first winter mushroom CSA in Maine? “As far as I know,” Thanhauser said. “I would almost guarantee that.” In the summer, the trio hopes to add a foraged mushroom CSA, but for now, from January to...

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State x State Maine

Saturday November 1, 2014

It's great to be included in the new State x State guide for Maine. Also included are our buddies at the Palace Diner here in Biddeford, Tandem Coffee Roasters, and most of our favorite Portland restaurants.

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We go Whiskey Tasting with the Huffington Post

Monday September 22, 2014

What to do on a saturday morning? We go whiskey tasting with Sharon Kitchens, John Myers and Andrew Volk, all hosted by the Portland Hunt & Alpine Club. 

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Cookbooks and Food Trends in Eater National

Monday September 22, 2014

We join a list of 72 food 'thinkers' to discuss 'Ways Food Changed the World'. 

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A Rabelais Profile in the Debut Issue of Zest

Friday August 1, 2014

Zest, a brand new Maine-centered food magazine debuted this month, and we were pleased to be profiled by food writer Michael Sanders, and photographed by Russell French. The magazine is handsomely produced and available now at bookshops including Rabelais. 

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Rabelais tags along with a food critic and dines at Portland's Vinland

Sunday July 27, 2014

"When my guest, Don Lindgren, arrives, there’s a reverent nod among the staff as we’re led to our table (crafted from salvaged Maine hardwood by Marc McCabe). Don, with his wife, Samantha, is the owner of Rabelais in Biddeford, recently dubbed “the best cookbook shop in America” by Bon Appétit...

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"Best Cookbook Shop in America"

Monday July 7, 2014

From Where to Eat and Drink in Maine

"The first time I visited Rabelais, I spent two hours browsing the Portland storefront, spent $300, and was late to my dinner reservation. It’s what happens when a cookbook addiction meets the jaw-dropping culinary selection amassed by owners Don and Samantha Lindgren. Eight years...

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Conde Nast Traveler's Guide to Maine Vacations

Thursday June 26, 2014

"Rabelais You’ll find every book about food or drink imaginable, no matter how obscure, rare, or just plain old—from a 1940s-era volume about American cocktails to one about Baroque Italian cuisine—at this gem of a bookstore between Portland and Kennebunkport."

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Buzzfeed asks for book to cook All-the-way-through

Tuesday October 15, 2013

See Rabelais' recommendation for a book worth cooking all-the-way-through.

"There’s something about the idea of cooking through an entire cookbook that’s very appealing. Like you’re going to culinary school for $30. The best-known example is Julie & Julia, née The Julie/Julia Project, which left both Mastering the Art of French Cooking and the whole...

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Rabelais brings Joe Yonan to town

Monday August 19, 2013

On Sunday, James Beard Foundation award winner, Joe Yonan, Food and Travel editor of The Washington Post, stopped by Rosemont Produce Company on Commercial Street in Portland to promote his new cookbook, "Eat Your Vegetables." The book event — arranged by Rosemont Produce Company and Rabelais Fine Books on Food...

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