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Local baker to discuss Victorian recipes for Lifelong Learning

Mark Bridge is a culinary historian, specializing in recipes from the 1800s. A current project has him transcribing, baking and photographing the recipes of an 1880s cattle baroness into a cookbook for the National Park Service in Montana. (Enterprise file photo)

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) presents Mark Bridge, "Papa's Cookies," from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 27 at Park Theater.

As part of a National Park Service project, culinary historian Bridge has been researching Victorian-era delicacies and recreating handwritten recipes by Augusta Kohrs, wife of "Montana's Cattle King."

The cookbook featuring these sweet treats is due to be published in May, but attendees to the HCLL program will get an advance look at some of the baking equipment and techniques as well as an opportunity to sample the cookies.

A native of Park Rapids and a well-known local musician, Bridge is an avid baker and also a member of the HCLL Board of Directors.

The program is open to the public, free of charge, and handicap accessible. All friends of HCLL are also invited to its annual corporate meeting to be held at noon in the theater. The annual meeting will include a financial report and audit, a president's report of the past year's activities, and election of board members and officers.

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