Portland, Maine is the Land of Lobster in ‘I Hart Food’
In the third episode of I Hart Food, we were taken to Portland, Maine, the epicenter of all things seafood, especially lobster. YouTuber and host Hannah Hart enlightens us with the rags to riches story of the history of lobster; how lobster went from being something to be embarrassed about to gaining its reputation for being luxurious. And because the star of this episode is clearly lobster, we discover that the juiciest and part of the lobster is the knuckle, regardless of its more popular and meatier counterparts, the claws and the tails.
In addition to the lobster, another city favorite is the whoopie pie; a Devil’s food cake sandwich with some form of sweet filling in between. At a local bakery, Two Fat Cats Bakery, whoopie pies are made daily and different flavors are added seasonally. For example, the red velvet comes during Valentine’s Day and the pumpkin flavored whoopie pie comes during the fall.
At this point, the show has hit its halfway point but I am still hoping that we’ll get more episodes. I Hart Food continues to be a an extension of the YouTuber in a different medium with the addition of having an educational purpose pertaining to food. If there’s anything we’ve learned from this episode, it’s that there are probably a million ways to prepare a lobster. But regardless, it’s still delicious. I just wish I could’ve eaten some of it. Especially the lobster with that wasabi sauce.
Samantha Nguyen covers entertainment news for MFST. You can follow her on Twitter @thelegendarykc