Her talk will appeal to anyone interested in good food, simple healthy meals, and the broad notion of building community. She will talk about the Soup Night tradition, in which neighbors all around the country are building a real sense of community through the age-old idea of getting together for a simple meal on a regular basis.
Stuckey has eleven books to her credit, primarily cookbooks and books about gardening. Several of her books have been selections of Book of the Month Club, and two recent books are bestsellers: Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup, and The Bountiful Container: Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers. In 2014, Soup Night won a Silver Nautilus Award, given to “well-written and -produced books with messages about caring for, understanding, and improving every aspect of our lives and relationships.”
This program is sponsored by the Newport Library Foundation, with support from the 60+ Activity Center and The Whaler Motel. Admission is free, and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.