SKORDO on Antoni's Easy-Bake Battle

SKORDO on Antoni's Easy-Bake Battle

Well this is exciting! This October, SKORDO ingredients will be used on Antoni's Easy Bake Battle, a home cooking competition show on Netflix

October 05, 2022
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 Pork-y Pine 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
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
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
Meet Amy Kayne of 2gether Private Chefs

Meet Amy Kayne of 2gether Private Chefs

From curious customer to close friend and collaborator, we are so pleased to be working alongside Private Chef Amy Kayne. Her energy is explosive and her ideas are constantly inspiring our creative side. These days you can find Amy hosting "Cooking Parties" at the Makers Galley right here in Portland. Throughout the remainder of the year, Amy is all over our state of Maine in various homes and venues with her team of chefs all working under her brand, 2gether Private Chefs. This March, Amy is kicking off a Kid's Cooking Program, 4 kids by kids, where she'll teach elementary and middle school kids how to cook, taste, chop, and eventually host an entire dinner service.
March 01, 2022
Vena's Fizz House x SKORDO

Vena's Fizz House x SKORDO

Team SKORDO first learned about Vena's Fizz House in 2016. We were busy opening our Old Port store and couldn't help but notice the vibrant cocktail and mocktail shop down the street. The combination of vintage glassware, impeccably built ingredients and delicious drinks had us making up any excuse to visit Vena's.

Today, the Vena's Fizz House team is focused on their line of sippers, bitters, infused sugar cubes, and a Maine inspired syrup. You can find their products in specialty food shops or purchase directly on their website. They are also preparing to open a new retail and bar location in Portland with enough space to host events and classes. 

Steve, one of Vena's founders, was kind enough to answer our questions and passed along a couple home bar tips and tricks. Enjoy!   

February 02, 2022
SKORDO on TV Series 'Baking It'-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

SKORDO on TV Series 'Baking It'

Well this is exciting! This holiday season, SKORDO ingredients will be used on Baking It, a baking competition show hosted by Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg on Peacock TV.

November 22, 2021
The Lost Kitchen Experience-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

The Lost Kitchen Experience

"Erin French creates experiences"... That's what my friend Emily said the other day when we were discussing The Lost Kitchen and their ever-expanding presence in the national food scene. The Lost Kitchen dining room may be closed for the season but I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of all the current ways Erin and her team of super-women are consistently creating exquisite experiences for us Mainers and beyond. 
October 27, 2021
SKORDO x Hedley&Bennett-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

SKORDO x Hedley&Bennett

SKORDO’s mission has always been to empower you, the home cook, whether novice or total foodie by: equipping you with the best ingredients, accessories, and cookbooks, educating you on how to use them, + exciting you to experiment and have fun in the kitchen. SKORDO Co-Founder Cari explained, “Once we decided to update our aprons there were three requirements. Hedley&Bennett was the only company to satisfy all three requirements.
August 18, 2021
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere with Josh Lemay-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere with Josh Lemay

Many people don’t realize how spices can elevate a cocktail, but we are here to fix that problem! Our It's Five O'Clock Somewhere set is filled with 9 ingredients that do just that. A great addition to any mixologist’s kitchen, this set contains ¼ cup jars of Chile Lime Sea Salt, Posy Sugar, Wild Blueberry Sugar, French Lavender, Hibiscus Petals, Rosebuds + Petals, Green Cardamom Pods, Makrut Lime Leaves, and Star Anise.. We’ve enlisted the assistance of local mixologist Josh Lemay, current bar manager of Baharat in East Bayside to provide inspiration on how to utilize this set.
July 28, 2021