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.

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

Cooked lobster on plate

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.

champagne lobster pairings

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 […]

Why my New Year’s resolution is to eat more lobster.

Live Maine Lobster

  We are now knee deep in January, the month where many people make, and break, their New Year’s resolutions. As I sit here writing this post, some of you are likely already struggling to stay on track with your ambitious goals for 2015. Ever the optimist, I have set my own challenge for the […]

Eat, drink and be merry. Perfect wine pairings for your lobster dinner.

lobster and champagne dinner

If you are lucky enough to be enjoying lobster over the festive period, or at any point during the year, you might be wondering what is the best wine to pair with your crustacean cuisine. Lobster has a delicate flavor and should be matched with a wine which compliments and accentuates its sweet, succulent nature. […]

‘Tis The Season For Seafood In Europe. How Lobster Takes Center Stage in Festive Celebrations.

lobster for Christmas dinner

The festive season is upon us and, for many Europeans, feasting on seafood is a central part of the celebrations. As a Maine native of French extraction, married to a man of Italian descent and now living in the United Kingdom, I find myself with a particular and somewhat multi-cultural view of the role lobster […]

Millennials and Maine Lobster. A Love Affair.

Maine lobster boat sunrise

As the children headed back to school this fall, I headed back to work.  For the last year, I have been on maternity leave here in London, looking after my newborn twins.  While I am thankful for the generous maternity policy we have in the UK, which allowed me to savor the early moments with […]