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Cookbook author holds signing, sampling
Daily Inter Lake - Dec 12, 2012
The Montana House and the Glacier National Park Fund will co-host a sharing, signing and sampling book event with Gail Jokerst and her first cookbook, “The Hungry Bear Kitchen: Recipes and Writings” December 22.

From 2 to 4 p.m., Jokerst will sign copies of and visit about her cookbook, and offer samples of some of her favorite recipes at Montana House in Apgar Village, Glacier National Park.

Jokerst moved to the Flathead Valley from Boston 25 years ago and brought with her a lifelong passion for baking and writing. She began collecting recipes in grade school and has never stopped.

Shortly after relocating to West Glacier, she embarked on a freelance writing career, which included penning stories about Montana people and places as well as food history and memoirs. Since 1992, hundreds of her essays and articles have appeared in regional and national newspapers and magazines such as Big Sky Journal, Montana Magazine, Montana Senior News and Northwest Travel.

The cookbook features more than 100 recipes from Big Sky Country and beyond to savor at home or carry along on the trail. It also includes six of her food essays originally published in The Christian Science Monitor as well as whimsical pastel illustrations painted by her husband, wildlife artist Jim Jokerst.

For further information, call 892-3250 or visit www.glaciernationalparkfund.org.