Book Release Celebration with debut author Mary Dougherty

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

What: Life in a Northern Town Book Release Celebration
When: Saturday, August 12th at 5pm 
Where: StageNorth Theatre, Washburn, WI 

Join us for an amazing celebration of our friend, Mary Dougherty's debut book, Life in a Northern Town. 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.

Apostle Islands Booksellers will be on hand with copies of Mary's book available for sale and signing.