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Book signings with cookbook authors Sandy Oliver and Sarah Walker Caron

Event organizer: Gibran Graham
Event Date & Time: December 6, 2018 5:00 pm until December 6, 2018 7:00 pm

BANGOR — Local food columnists and cookbook authors Sandy Oliver, author of “Cooking Maine Style,” and Sarah Walker Caron, author of “The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook,” will be signing books from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at The Briar Patch, 27 Central Street. Join them to chat about local cooking, cookbook writing, recipes and more!

“Cooking Maine Style” is an ode to longtime Maine food columnist Marjorie Standish with recipes curated from her cookbooks and commentary by Sandy Oliver. It’s filled with a mix of classic Maine recipes and more modern takes on food. “The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook” is the cookbook for busy folks who want to eat well. It’s filled with quick and easy, from-scratch recipes.

Signed copies of cookbooks by local Maine authors make great holiday gifts!

About COOKING MAINE STYLE and Sandra Oliver:

Marjorie Standish is an iconic figure in the world of traditional New England cooking, known for her popular column, “Cooking Down East” for the Maine Sunday Telegram. She emphasized simple, but good recipes, that could be made with ingredients that can be found in most pantries. Sandra Oliver, Maine’s modern-day Marjorie Standish, offers a carefully curated selection of the very best recipes from Standish’s cookbooks. Presented in a retro-inspired, elegantly designed gift package, with notes and anecdotes to put Standish’s recipes in context with current wisdom, it is sure to become the new classic in traditional cooking.Residing on Maine’s Islesboro Island, Sandra Oliver is a revered food historian with a vast knowledge of New England food history, subsistence living, and Yankee cooking. For the past five years, she has published her weekly recipes column, “Tastebuds,” in The Bangor Daily News.


A handful of the right ingredients can make eating fresh easy every day. “The Super Easy 5 Ingredient Cookbook
offers the easiest whole foods recipes to whip up 5 ingredient meals to save you time, effort, and money.This 5 ingredient cookbook limits the time and effort you spend shopping, prepping, and cooking with 5 or fewer affordable, everyday ingredients. To add efficiency to convenience, the recipes in “The Super Easy 5 Ingredient Cookbook” are classified by 30 minutes or less, one-vessel, no cook, and freezer-friendly dishes.

Sarah Walker Caron is an award-winning food columnist, recipe developer, and home cook. She’s also the editor of Bangor Metro magazine and Hello Homestead, as well as the features editor for The Bangor Daily News. Sarah writes a monthly food column in Bangor Metro called In Season Now and also a 13+-year-old food blog, Sarah’s Cucina Bella, which has delighted readers with a unique blend of life and food writing since it was founded in 2005. She lives in the greater Bangor area with her two kids.


For over 30 years, The Briar Patch has inspired and delighted generations of readers of all ages in Bangor, Maine. Specializing in children’s books and creative playthings from birth through high school, the shop also carries grownup books including fiction, cookbooks, titles on parenting, resources for teachers and more. Games, crafts, puzzles, toys and a wide selection of Playmobil fill the store with something for everyone. We also host regular book signings, storytimes and other events. Drop in soon and say hello, check out our selection and help our next 30 years be even better than the last.