Barton Seaver x SKORDO | Wine Pairing Salt Blends

Barton Seaver x SKORDO | Wine Pairing Salt Blends

Introducing: Barton Seaver x SKORDO Wine Pairing Sea Salts.

We are thrilled to launch six new sea salt blends, each handcrafted to pair with the world’s most beloved wines. From the kitchen of Barton Seaver, esteemed chef and author-- each blend is designed to deliciously season proteins, vegetables, legumes, and grains while complementing the flavor of each wine varietal. Dive into each new blend and explore recipes to go with them.

October 01, 2022
The Lost Fire Interview with Chef German Lucarelli

The Lost Fire Interview with Chef German Lucarelli

Our customers have been LOVING The Lost Fire Cookbook in stores. We are so lucky to have such an amazing wood-fire restaurant here in Maine and even more lucky to finally have the recipes in print! We are very grateful to have had Chef German Lucarelli answer a few questions we were curious about after reading through the new cookbook. Read through them below to learn "Why Maine?", get an inside scoop on what the experience is like, and learn how the restaurant and Chef German have developed since opening.
September 26, 2022
Local Maine Menus | SKORDO Ingredients

Local Maine Menus | SKORDO Ingredients

Being in Portland, Maine- we're surrounded by new and exciting restaurants, food trucks, and pop up events constantly! Being on Fore Street specifically, we're lucky to have a handful of those local food businesses stop by regularly to pickup some ingredients for their menu.

Here’s some of our favorites:

Buzz Coffee

We welcome Corey in the shop anytime, with great coffee comes great inspiration and ideas! Corey started experimenting with our Black Dutch Cocoa and Vanilla Extract Powder, and Vanilla Bean Paste recently in his Mocha and occasionally offers a Lavender Latte special with our French Lavender. All of his syrups are now made in house! Started as a push cart, the Buzz shop is adorable and now just a skip and a jump up Exchange St!

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Bull Feeneys

After closing in 2020, Bull Feeney’s has finally opened back up this August, with our Maple Salmon Rub, Maine Blueberry Pork Rub, Berbere, SKORDO Steak Seasoning, and Mediterranean Fish Seasoning in their kitchen. Bull Feeneys is an authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant right across the street from us on Fore St.

                   

 

Higher Grounds

We love seeing the Higher Ground team stop by to pick up none other than our Vanilla Extract! Higher Grounds serves up a delicious collection of iced + hot coffee,  alongside  a collection of cannabis products right on Wharf St.

 

 

Cheese Louise

Chef Maria hustles across the way to see us on the regular, and often brings a trail of bacon aroma behind her (no complaints here!). You can find taste a combination of our Memphis Barbecue Rub and Chipotle Spice Rub making up their Yes Porkin’ Way sandwich, our Madras Curry Powder on their Keep Calm and Curry On sandwich, and our Vanilla Extract in both their delightful brownies + cookies for dessert! Cheese Louise has another two locations in New Hampshire and food trucks for catering. Their Instagram is always looking delicious, linked here.

   

 

Maine Maple Creemee Co

Kelley, one of our Sales Associates in our Old Port shop, shared that Maine Maple Co has made a granola with our Ginger Sea Salt- genius! Owner/Founder Hannah highlights Maine Maple and other seasonal flavors in her Creemees on her mobile truck across Southern Maine. “Creemee” being a native Vermont term for a richer, creamier soft serve ice cream (arguably made with higher quality ingredients). You can typically catch her around the Eastern Promenade in Portland Thursday-Sunday, though it’s best to check Instagram for active updates.

 

 

 

 

September 22, 2022
Brad's Favorite Portland Activities

Brad's Favorite Portland Activities

Hi I'm Brad, a Sales Associate at SKORDO. I'm a recent transplant to Portland, Maine. My girlfriend and I moved to the city from West Virginia a year ago. We have definitely fallen in love with the area. I think calling Portland a city really isn't fair. It feels and operates like an oversized beach town.

Moving to Portland after one visit is a common theme and there are no exceptions here, but my inspiration to move may be a little different. While I love all of Portland's food, I chose Maine to satisfy my sense of adventure and I've found more fun stuff to do in Portland than I thought possible.

May 02, 2022
Shannon's Portland Weekend

Shannon's Portland Weekend

Hi, I'm Shannon, Store Manager at SKORDO.  I am 24 and this is my third year living in Portland.

Thanks to my collection of restaurant, bakery and catering jobs and my following each and every food business online, I stay quite connected to the cities food industry. I am grateful to folks like Portland Food Map and Food Truck a Lico for giving the quick 411 on where to be and what Portland food to eat at the click of a button. Each time I have friends come to town, I throw together a different list of must see’s, but the following recommendations are a few of my favorite things to do  and places to eat in Portland, Maine

May 02, 2022
Half Baked Harvest, Every Day Cookbook Review

Half Baked Harvest, Every Day Cookbook Review

Team member Brad, an avid home cook, dives into Tieghan Gerard's newest cookbook Half Baked Harvest Every Day. Check out his cookbook review and his take on one of Tieghan's recipes: Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder.
April 27, 2022
Our Favorite Things To Do in Portland, Maine

Our Favorite Things To Do in Portland, Maine

The greater Portland area is a foodie paradise. After spending time in SKORDO with our knowledge team of Portland food experts, be sure to explore the rest of the city! The restaurant scene, speciality markets and critically acclaimed bakeries prove this city is a must stop for all gourmet wanderers. 

Below is our list of favorites broken into categories and updated often. The SKORDO team is always out sampling the best Portland restaurants and will be sure to share their personal favorites when you visit our shops. For the latest hours and updates on these businesses, we recommend checking in on their Instagram pages.We love to hear your feedback and hope this helps in planning your next trip to Portland! 

April 11, 2022
Party Food | Chef Recipes for Easy, Elegant Entertaining

Party Food | Chef Recipes for Easy, Elegant Entertaining

Planning a dinner party can just as much work as it is enjoyable. The whole intention of SKORDO products is around us taking out the extra steps and empowering you to cook with ease. Each SKORDO blend gives me confidence in my flavors and allows me focus on the fun of hosting. Here's some inspiration for your next get together...
April 04, 2022
Niyati + Abhi of Baking It dish on family cooking and Licious Lens

Niyati + Abhi of Baking It dish on family cooking and Licious Lens

We spent the holiday season of 2021 immersed in Baking It on Peacock. The humor of Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg mixed with sassy grandmothers and an excellent cast of home cooks created the perfect sweet escape. Niyati Nakra and Abhi Chhabra quickly stood out from the crowd thanks to their dedication to gluten free bakes, supportive and playful approach to cooking and fearless use of flavors. After the show aired, Niyati and Abhi reached out to SKORDO. We're thrilled to share a recipe from their home kitchen and an interview with these accomplished home cooks. Enjoy!

March 25, 2022
Natural Egg Dyeing-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Natural Egg Dyeing

Decorating eggs is one of my favorite childhood memories. At our house it was all about the add-ons: Rubber bands for a tie dyed effect, Crayon drawing, dripped wax, intentional cracks, even glued on 'hair' for portrait eggs - you name it, we gave it a try. 

This years approach was back to basics. In place of store bought box kits, I raided our pantry and fridge for natural dyes. The end results were muted pastels fit for a grown up Easter basket. 

March 17, 2022
SKORDO on The Julia Child Challenge

SKORDO on The Julia Child Challenge

We're excited to announce SKORDO ingredients will be used on the Food Network's new series, The Julia Child Challenge! Eight home cooks will compete to win the ultimate Julia Child prize: an all-expense paid three-month cooking course at Le Cordon Bleu. 

March 14, 2022
Fennel Pollen

Fennel Pollen

This ingredient is for any home cook craving a trip to Italy. Fennel Pollen reminds us of sunshine. It illuminates everything it touches and a little goes a very long way. It is bright, fun and more affordable than a flight to Rome. Plus, it's one of the most requested items in our shops. Curious? Read on to learn all why this is a spice rack essential. 
March 04, 2022