All posts by Christina Lemieux

Christina Lemieux

About Christina Lemieux

Christina Lemieux Oragano grew up in Cutler, Maine, where her family have been in the lobster industry for four generations. She worked as a stern'man' on her father's boat for ten summers before graduating from college and beginning a career in advertising. While her job has taken her from Maine to San Francisco, New York and then to London, she has remained committed and connected to the Maine lobster industry. Her blogging, book writing, and experimentation with lobster recipes are testimony to her devotion to America's favorite crustacean.

What’s the craziest question YOU’VE been asked about lobster fishing?

Lobster Fisherman Oil Skins

Maine is a unique state.  Lobster fishing is a unique occupation.  In the summer months, tourists flock to Vacationland, eager to eat lobster in the rough and learn about our way of life. I grew up working as a sternman on my father’s lobster boat and conversations with tourists were a common and often entertaining addition to the […]

Earth Day. A Time To Be Proud Of The Maine Lobster Industry

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  Today is Earth Day.  A time to reflect on the health of world.  Many of the day’s headlines will focus on the need to tackle climate change and protect endangered species.  But Earth Day is also an opportunity to celebrate examples of successful management of our precious natural resources. The Maine lobster industry is one such […]

Five Reasons To Fall In Love With Lobster On Valentine’s Day

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Call me sentimental, but I love Valentine’s Day.  From the pastel-colored candy hearts and saccharine card exchanges of my youth to the roses, romantic dinners and chocolate indulgences of adulthood.  I have even gone so far as to celebrate the 14th of February in Paris on several occasions. More recently, I have enjoyed researching the role lobster plays in […]

Which Bubbles go Best with Lobster? Five Recommendations from a Champagne Specialist.

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Most wine aficionados agree that champagne goes perfectly with lobster and in previous posts I have provided basic serving suggestions.  Now I am delighted to be able to share some expert advice on lobster and champagne pairings from my friend, Tara O’Leary.  Tara works as a champagne specialist for Moët Hennessy and is an all around wine enthusiast […]