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Life In A Northern Town - Mary Dougherty - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 5:00pm</span>

Life In A Northern Town

11/03/2017 - 5:00pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum

The Wisconsin Historical Museum and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press present a happy hour book talk with Mary Dougherty, author of Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures Along Lake Superior. This one-of-a-kind collection of globally and regionally inspired recipes features local cheeses, meats, and produce from the farmers in and around Bayfield, including pho made with beef bones from a farm in Mellen, Indian meatballs with curry powder made in Washburn, and chowder with corn and potatoes from a farm stand in Ashland. Attendees will enjoy samples of Dougherty’s Sugar Bush Margarita while hearing about the inspirations behind many of the book’s recipes.

Mary Dougherty

About Presenter Mary Dougherty


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. 


Life In A Northern Town

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