Great Maine Food for the iPad - a Complete Culinary Delight

in Lifestyle (E)

[] Rockport, Maine - For anyone who perks up instantly and starts looking around for a bib and a hammer at the mere mention of the words "Maine lobster," there is an exciting, new culinary app developed by Culinart Media for Down East, The Magazine Of Maine. Great Maine Food for the iPad, is currently available for download through the Apple iTunes store for $4.99. It provides a complete guide of culinary eateries, institutions and must-see's in Maine's Southern Coast, Greater Portland, Mid-coast and Acadia and is loaded with features - including more than 100 iconic and exotic Maine recipes.

Providing a comprehensive list of restaurants, culinary events, specialty stores, wineries and breweries, inns with fine dining and cooking schools, Great Maine Food is the ultimate app for preparing for a visit to this renowned foodie destination. The app provides regularly updated event details and a wide scope of information on everything from upscale dining to family dining to seaside hot-spots. The best local pubs and their food are featured in Great Maine Food, along with an in-depth listing of gourmet and specialty shops.

For those who can't find the time to escape to The Pine Tree State, Great Maine Food offers, with its extensive presentation of recipes, a chance to conveniently recapture the culinary magic of Maine cooking; culinary magic that has tickled the taste buds of food appreciators all over the US and beyond. With Great Maine Food, the taste of Maine is at your fingertips.

The iPad app will be followed by iPhone and iPod versions, and all will be updated on a regular basis to keep the information fresh and current.

The recipes available with Great Maine Food, of which there are over 100, range from piquant appetizers to an exclusive lobster section to desserts and are cleanly illustrated and presented with cooking and prep times, full ingredient lists and a difficulty meter.

The app features a clean, modern interface and user-friendly tools which make it easy to import recipes, favorites and shopping lists. Maine destinations are clearly and conveniently marked with the use of Google Maps.

*All Recipes are illustrated
*Ingredient calculator for varying number of portions
*Built-in timer
*Flexible shopping list
*Instructional cooking videos with cooking tips and step by step recipe preparation instructions
*Ingredient definitions with ingredient photographs
*Recipe sharing via Facebook/email
*Google Map with culinary destinations clearly marked
*Shopping list generation
*"Editor's Pick" recommendations

Device Requirements:

* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 327 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Great Maine Foods 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

Down East is a multimedia company based in Rockport, Maine, devoted to celebrating "Maine at its Best". Founded in 1954, the company's flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine, is synonymous with the state itself and today ranks as Maine's premier Magazine with more than 400,000 readers. Since 1977, Down East has also published books by the state's best authors, artists, and chefs with a list of more than 800 books published to date. Down East Books recently was named Publisher of the Year by the New England Independent Booksellers Association. Therefore, Down East's first iPad app Great Maine Food, is a logical extension into mobile media, featuring coastal Maine's extraordinary food. Copyright (C) 2011 Down East. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


Raghavan Parthasarathy
Manager, Dot Com Infoway

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