July 2, 2020

Cooking Talk Demo with Deep River Resident Linda Giuca

Linda Giuca, Deep River resident, food writer and editor, will be giving a cooking talk and demonstration at the Deep River Public Library on Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m.

Linda is a food writer and editor. A Connecticut native, she is the former food editor of The Hartford Courant where she launched the paper’s first free-standing food section in 1979. She also introduced the Recipe Exchange, the longest-running column in the Flavor section.

During her career at The Courant, she learned how to fly a plane for a series in the features section, covered the fashion beat, wrote about her experiences at cooking school in Florence, Italy, organized holiday cooking contests for readers of the food section and twice judged the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

She writes regularly for The Courant, Seasons magazine and other publications and is the co-author with Metro Bis restaurant chef/owner Christopher Prosperi of “The Basics” food column, which appears weekly in The Courant.

She also is the co-author of the New Haven Table: Recipes, Restaurants & Local Food Connections (Globe Pequot Press, Sept. 2010). 

Her work has been honored by the Association of Food Journalists, the Connecticut Dietetics Association and the Connecticut Agricultural Information Council. A long-time member of AFJ, Linda served two terms as treasurer in the late 1980s.

Linda and her husband, Bob Zemmel, own Alforno restaurant in Old Saybrook. They live in Deep River and have two grown children.

For more information and to register please call the library at 860-526-6039.