Thorne Dining Hall served curried carrot soup made with Maine carrots and shrimp cakes with spicy remoulade sauce from a local catch. A cranberry slaw was featured in the salad bar, and a local cheese maker provided the cheese for a baked macaroni. The dining hall made its own beer-braised kielbasa, using beer brewed in Portland. For dessert, diners had their choice of pumpkin bread, apple brownies or a sundae bar with apple/cinnamon and blueberry sauce. For the complete menu and food sources, click the menu thumbnail.
Following the dinner was a screening of Meet Your Farmer, a series of short films about farms in Maine. John Piotti, one of Maine’s leading farm advocates, spoke at the event along with a panel of local farmers. The evening was part of Environmental Studies’ ongoing Meet What You Eat events.
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