Food Writer Beth Dooley 'Dishes Her Story' at 6th Annual Lunch for Libraries

Twin Cities-based food writer and restaurant critic Beth Dooley will speak at the sixth annual Lunch for Libraries Wednesday, June 12 at Kagin Commons, Macalester College in St. Paul.

Book sales and signing will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch and author chat will follow at noon.

Dooley has been writing about food for more than 20 years. Her eight books include “Minnesota’s Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook”; “The Northern Heartland Kitchen”; and co-author with Lucia Watson of “Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland”, a James Beard nominee (University of Minnesota Press). She is working on a collection of essays, “In Winter’s Kitchen” (Milkweed Editions)..

Tickets are $40 each or $300 to sponsor a table for eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Judy Todd, MELSA, at 651-645-5731 or email

The Minnesota Library Foundation raises and distributes funds to enhance services and increase public awareness of all Minnesota libraries. Lunch for Libraries, the foundation’s annual fundraising event, has raised more than $10,000 for libraries throughout the state and leadership training for emerging library leaders.