Bonus photographs from Yankee’s visit to the “Take a Bite Out of Appledore” weekend on Appledore Island, the largest island in the Isles of Shoals group, shared by New Hampshire and Maine.
By Yankee Magazine
Aug 10 2018
View of the Shoals Marine Laboratory campus on Appledore Island.Photo Credit : Mark Fleming
Yankee contributing editor Rowan Jacobsen recently trekked to Appledore Island — the largest island in the Isles of Shoals group, shared by New Hampshire and Maine — to take part in “Take a Bite Out of Appledore.” Based at the Shoals Marine Laboratory, the annual event is a one-of-a-kind weekend of foraging and fieldwork dreamed up by top Portsmouth chef Evan Mallett and the marine lab’s executive director, Jenn Seavey. The idea? Meet the ecosystem, then eat it.
“On an island, there’s no time for trial and error,” Mallett said. “You find an ingredient, you gotta use it. You just ask yourself, How am I going to put this in front of people in a way that’s delicious and that helps tell the story of this place?”
As Jacobsen helped gather crabs, periwinkles, and other island fauna and flora, Yankee senior photographer Mark Fleming recorded the collection of ingredients as well as their transformation into memorable meals for the weekend attendees. Below, you’ll find some of his favorite photographs from the Appledore trip. To read the full article, see “The Essence of Appledore,” in the September/October 2018 issueof Yankee.