On Saturday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the Friends Community Room, there will be a presentation by Chef Peter Gelman on the food and culture of Vietnam.

Gelmanm, chef at Cappy’s Restaurant in Camden, will show how Vietnam’s history and culinary traditions have influenced one another, creating a culture of remarkable richness and beauty. Spicing his presentation with fascinating trivia concerning the evolution of Vietnamese food and cooking, Gelman will have samples of Vietnamese food to try.

This event is co-sponsored by the 2011 Camden Conference: The Challenges of Asia, Feb. 18-20, 2011.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice. Please call the library at 594-0310.

This is one in a continuing Thursday series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the Rockland Public Library and The Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Admission is free.