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Maddie Purcell of Fyood Kitchen

Maddie Purcell cooking

Fyood Kitchen of Portland, Maine is a social cooking competition. Maddie Purcell is founder and ceo. Fyood’s team sets you up in a professional kitchen with a full pantry and gives you a mystery basket with four secret ingredients. Your challenge is to make it into something that will impress your friends.

If you’ve never participated, you’ve really got to give it a try – either as a judge or as a cook, it’s a blast.

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I love how Maddie is #allin on this concept of Fyood Kitchen. I think it’s especially valuable how she talks about doing everything herself, when it could better be done by someone who is a specialist. Man, I made that same mistake getting this podcast going. I continually make the mistake of not asking for help – I think we all do. My ask today is that if you enjoyed this episode and got something from it, share it with one other person who will benefit from it too!



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Neil Spillane, CEO of Fork Food Lab

Martin Grohman and Neil Spillane

This episode is focused on the food business scene in Portland, Maine. Neil Spillane is co-founder and CEO of Fork Food Lab, a food entrepreneur’s incubator space that will be open 24/7 and feature a tasting room.

The goal is to host more than 40 companies to operate in the space, which features a full commercial kitchen, helping all of them to grow and support each other.

Please join me in supporting this innovative project via Fork Food Labs’s Kickstarter campaign – let’s push it across the finish line!

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#25: Amber Lambke of Maine Grains

Amber Lambke of Maine Grains

Amber is president of Somerset Grains LLC and its Maine Grains label, carried by specialty food stores and used by fine restaurants and bakeries throughout the Northeast. She is also executive director of the Maine Grain Alliance. A driving force behind Maine’s sustainable foods movement, Amber has worked with local business leaders and community members to successfully bring the cultivation and processing of heritage grains back to Skowhegan, Maine. Her efforts through the Maine Grain Alliance have generated a broader understanding and appreciation of the nutritional and economic value of heritage grains and oats, as well as their exceptional flavor. The alliance’s Kneading Conference, co-founded by Amber, now draws thousands of attendees from throughout North America each year.

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