On Tuesday, July 1, at 7:00 pm, food historian and wood-fired oven builder Paula Marcoux will talk about her new book, Cooking With Fire: From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking, at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery. Cooking with Fire is a comprehensive and often humorous examination of live-fire cooking across cultures and throughout the ages, with over 100 recipes, and copies will be available for Paula to sign.
Paula Marcoux is a consultant for museums, film producers, and publishers. Her training is in archaeology and cooking, and she enjoys applying the knowledge of past cooks and artisans to today’s food experience. She builds wood-fired ovens both experimentally and for use, and gives workshops on natural leavening, historic baking, and wood-fired cooking. For more information go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call 207-548-2529.
Penobscot Marine Museum has seven new exhibits and over fifty programs and events during the 2014 season. Its three acre, ten building campus is on Route One in Searsport, and is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday noon to 5:00 pm through Sunday, October 19.