Cooking My Way Home: Journey from Field, to Kitchen, to Page

Beth Dooley
Winter isn’t considered the season for local food, but in truth, it’s the best time to cook. It’s winter that defines what it means to “stay home,” filling the house with the scents of simmering stews and baking bread as the windows steam. Covering our local food movement over the past 35 years, Beth Dooley, James Beard award winning writer who has authored ten cookbooks and a food memoir, will share her journey through our Northern Heartland’s food scene with stories of the farmers, artisans, and producers, who are redefining what it means to eat well especially in winter. Through notes from the field and kitchen notes that have been gathered in cookbooks and stories, Beth has carved a career and built the case for home cooking that defines what it means to “come home” and create community.

Beth Dooley has covered the local food scene in the Northern Heartland for 30 years: she writes for the Taste section of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, and appears regularly on KARE 11 (NBC) television and MPR Appetites with Tom Crann. She co-authored The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen with Sean Sherman, winner of the James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook. Other titles include: Savory Sweet: Preserves from a Northern Kitchen, In Winter’s Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland, Minnesota’s Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook, The Northern Heartland Kitchen and co-authored Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland with Lucia Watson, among other books. In addition to writing about local food in the Northern Heartland, Beth guides local food trips for Wilderness Inquiry via Taste of the Apostles.

CLASS ID: 1Y102
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Tuition: FREE with Registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: All are welcome

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