“Two of the top five meals I ate this year were at Earth at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine, a Ken Oringer restaurant run by chef Justin Walker. It’s a seasonal restaurant, and they have a handful of pop-ups going on this winter that are listed at the bottom of this post.
I ate about 20 different dishes during those two meals, and one of the real standouts was the squid ink chicken wings. As a jaded chicken wing eater, I always think I have seen it all before. But, these were really exciting. It’s basically a teriyaki recipe that uses squid ink instead of soy sauce, ” By Dan Whalen.
Table is proud to be working with Dan Whalen of the “The Food in My Beard” Blog. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for Dan’s recipes and inspiration from time spent on Maine’s seacoast. Dan lives in Boston and has made drive vacations to Kennebunkport to The Kennebunkport Resort Collection to eat dinner, take classes at TABLE and enjoy what the seacoast has to offer.
Dan Whalen is the founder and creator of the popular recipe blog The Food in my Beard. In the past 6 years since the website’s inception, he has published over 1000 recipes that have been viewed over 6 million times. He has been featured in many prestigious publications such as Saveur, Bon Appetit, Serious Eats, Fine Cooking, Boston.com, MSNBC, and Huffington Post.
He currently lives in Boston, where he is writing for the General Mills blog, Tablespoon.com. He also does restaurant menu consulting, the most recent of which is a recently opened burrito and coffee shop called Cafe Burrito in Belmont, MA.
Dan is the also the author of the cookbook, “Stuffed” – From TFIMB Website: “After writing comfort food recipes for many years, I realized that I had a lot of stuffed food on this website. And it was all really good! I took that idea and ran with it and eventually wrote a whole book of stuffed recipes! I am really proud of this book and could talk about it for days, but I am going to let some other people do the talking instead!
When not working, Dan can usually be found looking for inspiration at indie rock shows, watching scripted TV series, taking classes at Improv Boston, eating out with his friends, or playing Super Mario.
All text and photos belong to Dan Whalen and the “Food in My Beard” Blog.