By Carissa Brzezinski (@CJBrzezinski)
Journalism department alumna Mary Bergin recently finished her fifth book, “Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook.” Bergin, who specializes in travel and food writing, captures the essence of nostalgia and the iconic fare Wisconsin has to offer.
Bergin said she knew it would be a fun project. “It also helps preserve a part of Wisconsin’s culinary heritage,” Bergin said. “Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook” contains over 60 recipes from 40 supper clubs and Korbel, which is for the Old Fashioned Cocktail Bergin said.
If you are interested in meeting the author or learning more about the book, Bergin is on a book tour. For several of her events, Bergin will be teaming up with filmmaker Holly De Ruyter who made a supper club documentary.
Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook Schedule of Events:
April 19: UW Oshkosh Alumni Association, Mark’s East Side, Appleton, book talk
April 29 (2 p.m.), April 30 (3 p.m.), May 2 (6 p.m.) and May 4 (7:45 p.m.): Supper club documentary showings at Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago
May 5: Cameron Public Library/Senior Citizens Center cookbook talk, 2 p.m.
May 5: Lehmann’s Supper Club dinner, talk, movie showing, Rice Lake, 5 p.m.
May 6: Isle Theatre, Cumberland, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. film screenings
May 7: Redbery Bookstore cookbook signing, Cable, 10:30 a.m.
May 7: Hayward Public Library cookbook talk, 2 p.m.
May 7: Park Theater movie showing, talk, Hayward, 7:30 p.m.
May 9: McMillan Library film screening, Wisconsin Rapids, time to be announced
May 19: ArtStart, Rhinelander 6pm: Old Fashioned Happy Hour with book selling and signing, selling raffle tickets; 6:50-7pm-ish: Intro and film; 7:50-talk-question/answer, more book selling/signing and raffle drawing.
June 1: Brown County Library, Wisconsin food talk, including cookbook, 6 p.m.