L.E. Barrett

Three cookbook authors offer tastes, tips at Jesup



BAR HARBOR — Enjoy tips and tidbits from three cookbook authors at the Jesup Memorial Library this week.

Susan Starr

Susan Starr

On Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m., cookbook author Susan A. Starr shares stories and muffin recipes from her book “Memoirs of a Mad Innkeeper: The Muffin Recipes Revealed.” She’ll have samples made from her recipes on hand.

On Saturday, May 16, L.E. Barrett returns to the Jesup at 11 a.m. to discuss how to find and cook fiddlehead ferns. Don’t miss this last chance to find out more about foraging for and cooking this traditional Maine treat. Fiddleheads are the curled fronds of young ferns and are harvested in early spring before the ferns unfurl.

Barrett’s book “Fiddlemainia” is filled with information about the history of the fiddlehead, foraging tips, photographs and 125 recipes from around the world describing different ways to prepare fiddleheads, including soup, casseroles, bread and even fiddlehead ice cream.

Kate Gooding

Kate Gooding

The same day at 1 p.m., get wild with Kate Gooding and her cookbook “Black Fly Stew: Wild Maine Recipes” which features recipes for foodstuff from the wild, including mushrooms, rabbits, venison, moose and bear.

Gooding was raised between Enfield, Conn. and Jackman. She put herself through college working in restaurants, catering and cooking for private parties. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing. Between writing cookbooks, she teaches wild game cooking classes and has appeared twice on Portland’s WCSH 207 “In the Kitchen” with Rob Caldwell and on the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.”

All three events are co-sponsored by Sherman’s book store. Copies of the books will be available for purchase at the Jesup that day with a percentage of sales donated to the library.

Contact the library at 288-4245 or [email protected]

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