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The Pine Tree State borders Canada on three sides. It also shares a border with New Hampshire and has a long, rocky coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, making Maine the only state in the contiguous forty-eight that shares a border with just one other state. Maine also sets itself apart by being the only state in the Union whose name can be spoken in one syllable. Maine is synonymous with lobster. But because early colonists considered them barely edible, commercial lobster fishing did not get started in Maine until the mid-1800s. It was cod that first enticed Europeans into crossing the Atlantic to fish off the banks of coastal Maine, even before the pilgrims reached the North American continent in 1620. Maine is not all seafood. Other specialties include wonderful blueberries and fiddlehead ferns. The countryside is 90-percent forested with lots of wild game, including moose, deer, and bear, making it a prime place for hunters. Like Louisiana, Maine has a sizeable Acadian community. Driven from eastern Canada by the British in 1755, many Acadians settled in northern Maine, where their French-Canadian culture endures.

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Home Town: Batesville, Arkansas, USA
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Chicken Stir-Fry

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2014 by TinLizzy   view full review
Quite salty. Ok flavorwise/ missing something-kinda bland.

Soft Christmas Cookies

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2014 by yankeeinthesouth   view full review
I think the dough for these wonderful cookies would be very difficult to make without a stand...

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

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This is a great way to cook chicken. I used my George Foreman grill and it came out juicy and...

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