Food historian and wood-fired oven builder Paula Marcoux will talk about her new book, “Cooking With Fire: From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking,” Tuesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St./Route 1.

“Cooking with Fire” is a comprehensive and often humorous examination of live-fire cooking across cultures and throughout the ages, with more 100 recipes; copies will be available for signing. Marcoux is a consultant for museums, film producers and publishers. Her training is in archaeology and cooking, and she enjoys applying the knowledge of past cooks and artisans to today’s food experience.  She builds wood-fired ovens both experimentally and for use, and gives workshops on natural leavening, historic baking, and wood-fired cooking.

The event is free. For more information, visit or call 548-2529.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or