MARY DOUGHERTY- AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH AT 7:00PM

Author Talk & Book Signing
MARY DOUGHERTY
Wednesday, October 18
7:00 p.m.
Books & Company

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In 2007, Mary Dougherty and her family moved from St. Paul to the tiny Bayfield Peninsula, surrounded by the waters of Lake Superior and Chequamegon Bay in far northwestern Wisconsin. There they set out to live their lives against a backdrop of waterfalls, beaches, farm stands, and a quintessential small town of 487 people. Through recipes, stories, and photos, this book explores what it means to nourish a family and a community. As Mary Dougherty incorporates what is grown and raised in northern Wisconsin into her family's favorite dishes, she continues a cultural tradition begun by immigrants hundreds of years ago. The result is a one-of-a-kind collection of globally and regionally inspired recipes featuring local cheeses, meats, and produce from the farmers in and around Bayfield -- pho made with beef bones from a farm in Mellen, Indian meatballs with curry powder made in Washburn, chowder with corn and potatoes from a farm stand in Ashland. As she knits herself into the Bayfield community, Dougherty comes to more fully grasp the intricate relationship between food and community.

 

After a sailing trip to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, Mary Dougherty transplanted her family of seven (plus four dogs) to Bayfield. She opened and co-ran Good Thyme Restaurant, recognized as one of the top dining experiences in northern Wisconsin. She went on to create the Cookery Maven blog and Words for Water, a photography project about the importance of fresh water. She was voted Wisconsin's 2016 Progressive Leader of the Year. You can find her most morning at the beach with her dogs and most nights in her kitchen cooking. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4457
Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures Along Lake Superior Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780870208287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wisconsin Historical Society Press - August 15th, 2017