Community Event

Library welcomes chef & cookbook author, Beth Dooley

The community is invited to a special visit by chef and cookbook author Beth Dooley from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 at East Central Regional Library-Pine City.

Beth, of Minneapolis, 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 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. Her newest title, Sweet Nature: A Cook’s Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup, was co-authored with Mette Nielsen. Other titles by this author include Savory Sweet: Preserves from a Northern KitchenIn Winter’s Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern HeartlandMinnesota’s Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook, and The Northern Heartland Kitchen.

Beth was a finalist for 2016 Minnesota Book Awards for her book, In Winter’s Kitchen, which reveals how a food movement with deep roots in the Heartland—our first food co-ops, most productive farmland, and the most storied agricultural scientists hail from the region—isn’t only thriving, it’s presenting solutions that could feed a country. This rather than just a smattering of neighborhoods and restaurants.

The Beth Dooley visit is recommended for all ages, and registration is not necessary.

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The library is located at 300 5th St. SE in downtown Pine City and can be reached at 320-629-6403. Keep informed of all our events by visiting the events calendar at and following East Central Regional Library on Facebook.