Chippewa Valley Book Festival: "Cooking My Way Home" with Beth Dooley, Literary + Food Event

How do we become at home in the world? By cultivating a deep relationship with our food, our farmers, our family, and the land. In foraging for goodness we look to traditional foodways as well as innovative technology to create a regenerative landscape which nourishes and delights. Dooley will impart an understanding of and appreciation for the New Agricultural Land Ethic.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Dooley and sample her cooking.


  • 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. arrival, meet Beth Dooley, and enjoy wine from Forage’s cash bar

  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a sampling of author Beth Dooley’s locally sourced recipes carefully prepared by Forage’s Chef Michelle Thiede, and served family style. Learn about Beth’s current research focused on perennial plants, cover crops, woody agriculture, and artisan grains.

BETH DOOLEY has covered the local food scene in the Northern Heartland for thirty years: she writes for the Taste section of the Star Tribune, and appears regularly on local television and radio. 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 Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland, coauthored with Lucia Watson.

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival book sales committee will have copies of In Winter’s Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland available for purchase at this event. Stay for an autographing session following the presentation.


Cost: $20 includes presentation and food sampling


Sun. Oct. 27   4-6pm

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