Martha Stewart undoubtedly has a soft spot for Maine. After all, she owns Skylands in Mount Desert Island (Seal Harbor, to be specific, and formerly home to Edsel Ford) and her magazine & blog frequently features photos of her cooking and entertaining there, working in the garden and changing up the decor. On Friday, Jan. 22, she will show major Maine love when an episode featuring Hugo’s acclaimed chef Rob Evans airs on the Martha Stewart Show.
Evans, who got the call from Stewart’s people on Jan. 12, was named Best Chef in the Northeast by the James Beard Foundation last year. The Martha Stewart Web site indicates he’s going to prepare prosciutto consomme with shrimp and bacon-poached egg “perfect for special occasions.” Here’s hoping he also brings his bacon-dusted pig ears, fried monkfish liver and rice-crusted Maine scallops to the masses.
Jessica Strelitz is a contributing writer to Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine.