Michigan Notable Book Tour Abra BerensThe Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Library and Traverse Area District Library (TADL) will host author and chef Abra Berens at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the McGuire Community Room at the public library on Woodmere Avenue. The speaking engagement is part of the Library of Michigan’s 2024 Michigan Notable Books Author Tour. 

Berens, currently farmer and chef at Granor Farm in Three Oaks, started cooking at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, co-founded Bare Knuckle Farm in Northport, and has collaborated with Farm Club in Leelanau County. She currently serves on the advisory board of NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

Abra Berens will discuss her latest cookbook Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit; recently selected as a Michigan Notable Book for 2024. In addition to highlighting recipes using fruits of the northwest lower peninsula, Berens will discuss challenges and opportunities related to area agriculture and food production.

At the April 11 event at TADL, students of NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute will recreate both sweet and savory recipes from Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit for attendees to sample.

For more information about this free event celebrating a Michigan author, contact NMC Library at (231) 995-1064 or library@nmc.edu.

The 2024 Michigan Notable Books program and Author Tours are made possible by the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan Foundation, and Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit www.Michigan.gov/NotableBooks and www.LibraryofMichiganFoundation.org.