Friday, March 9, 2012

Learning to Cook Adirondack

A free lecture "Learning to Cook Adirondack" will be offered at View by author Nancy Pulling Best on Sunday, March 11, from 1 to 3 pm.
Nancy Pulling Best, a fourth generation Adirondack native, is originally from Thendara. Best comes from a long line of Adirondack folk. Her great grandfather, David Charbonneau, was one of the first settlers of Old Forge. Her grandfather and grandmother, Cliff and Edith Charbonneau, lived in Old Forge almost all of their lives. Her parents, Betty and Bill Pulling, were brought up in Old Forge and raised their family in Thendara. Best was born in the area as were her children and her first grandchild.
Nancy has loved writing since junior high school. She credits her junior high school English teacher, Annette Eyre of Old Forge, for her love of writing. After many years of writing, Nancy published
her first book "Learning to Cook Adirondack." The book includes memories, many historic photos and recipes from Inez Rudd, Carol Schmid, and Doris Griffen Best from Inlet; Ida Mae Winter
from Big Moose; Annette Eyre, Terry Lehnen, and Midge Daiker from Old Forge; and Louise Watson, Ceil Buckley, Ruth Brussel from Thendara, Muna Pulling from Saratoga, and many more.

On Sunday, March 11, from 1-3pm, attendees will hear Nancy describe the local flavor historically and will also get a chance to sample of some of the recipes from her cookbook. Coffee, tea, and
punch will also be served. Signed copies of her cookbook will be available at View for purchase. Nancy’s book is also available at Old Forge Hardware, the Naked Moose, Town of Webb Historical Association, Adirondack Reader, Barnes & Noble in New Hartford, and on her web site View is a non-profit multi-arts center. To learn more about workshops at View visit

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