In Store Event: Author Talk with Mary Dougherty
Free Author Talk and Book signing with Wisconsin author, Mary Dougherty
On Saturday, September 16th from 10 AM to 12 PM
Mary will be in store talking about her new book Life in a Northern Town. Feel free to bring your copy of her book or buy a copy in store for Mary to sign! If you would like to RSVP to this event click here!
After a sailing trip to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands in 2007, Mary Dougherty transplanted her family of seven (plus four dogs) to Bayfield. 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.
Dougherty 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.