Published Author to Speak at McMillan on Thursday
For the City Times
Restaurateur and author Mary Dougherty to talk about her new book at McMillan Library on September 14.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Mary Dougherty will talk about her new book, Life in a Northern Town on Thursday, Sept. 14th at 7:00 P.M. in the McMillan Library All Purpose Room. This is a free program.
Dougherty’s book, subtitled “Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures along Lake Superior” tells of her move with her family from St. Paul to Bayfield in 2007 and the life that they have lived there since then. The restaurant that she opened there incorporates the produce, meats and cheeses available in northern Wisconsin into favorite recipes from around the world. Her book mixes some of those recipes with beautiful photos and stories of growing her family, restaurant 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.
For more information on this program, contact the McMillan Library’s Information Desk at 422-5136 or email [email protected].