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Serial, the Podcast: Season II Discussion
Monday, July 25 at 6 pm
Serial, the podcast comes from the creators of This American Life and presents one true story, told over the course of a season.
Join library staff for an evening discussion on the lawn about Season II, featuring the story of Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
Bring your own picnic and your friends for a lively discussion. Listen to all eleven episodes and find the listening guide at serialpodcast.org.
Free and open to all. Register online or contact the Reference Desk at 401.247.1920 x2.
The Providence and Rhode Island Cookbook by Linda Beaulieu
Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 pm
Meet the author Linda Beaulieu of The Providence and Rhode Island Cookbook: Big Recipes from the Smallest State first published in 2006 and a second edition in 2012.
Rhode Islanders have an ongoing fascination with food. Some attribute this to the state's ethnic mix of Italian, French, Portuguese, and Native American. With more than 200 recipes and stories about food, local lore, and state history, this book celebrates the dishes and culinary terms that are unique to Rhode Island and reveals how such a small state can have so many big flavors.
Free and open to all. Books will be for sale and signing at this event.
Linda is also the author of: Divine Providence: An Insider's Guide to the City's Best Restaurants; The Grapevine Guide to Rhode Island's Best Restaurants; Seafood Lover’s New England; The TV Maitre d’ Cookbook (based on the local television show); and The Providence and Rhode Island Chef's Table. She is the co-author/editor of several other cookbooks dealing with seafood, Italian food, and diabetes.
Winner of the prestigious James Beard Award for magazine writing, Linda has been published in numerous local and national publications. She won the 2009 and 2010 Best Food Writing awards from the Rhode Island Press Association. She is a graduate of Northeastern University, where she majored in journalism. She has worked as a newspaper food editor and a freelance writer. For 10 years, she worked in the public relations office at Johnson & Wales University, promoting the College of Culinary Arts, where she produced the “Cooking with Class” television show. Linda worked as a restaurant consultant before retiring to devote her time to writing cookbooks. Her newest book – The New England Orchard Cookbook – will be published in the fall of 2016.
A native Rhode Islander, Linda and her husband Brian live in Lincoln with their cocker spaniel, Beau, and they have a summer home with a much-used outdoor kitchen in Narragansett.