The Mount Desert Island Historical Society's 10th Annual Baked Bean Supper is scheduled for Thursday, January 28th, but given the COVID restrictions, will be held virtually this year, rather than at MDI High School.

The MDI Historical Society has a fun lineup planned for the evening including locally  storytellers Earl Brechlin and Dennis Damon, who will entertain guests with stories old and new. They will be joined by Dr. Bill Horner, founder of the Society’s bean supper, who will offer a humorous explanation of the gastronomical impact of consuming beans, and Sharon Joyce, owner of Ambrosia Cooking School and author of A Culinary History of Downeast Maine, who will share recipes and ingredients found among Downeast bean recipes.

Participants will be asked to share some of their tips and secrets for cooking the best beans, even if those are “beans from away.”

Everyone who purchases the ticket to the event, will receive a Digital Baked Bean Supper Cookbook which features over 40 recipes from community cooks who have donated their dishes over the past 10 years. The cookbook includes recipes for traditional New England Baked Beans as well as "beans from away", brown bread, side dishes, pies and cookies!

To purchase access to the event and the PDF digital Cookbook click HERE
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