Local author Malia Dell will talk about her self-published cookbook, “Food That Works: Real Meals to Survive the 9 to 5,” Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at Vose Library, 392 Common Road.

Dell’s cookbook-guidebook hybrid is more than a compilation of recipes, it is a methodology with a mission centered around food shopping, selecting quality ingredients, reading ingredient labels, doing prep work and organizing the fridge so food is kept in rotation and nothing is wasted.

“Food That Works” is the result of years of traveling, working in the restaurant industry and talking to people about their lives. Dell will share recipes and handy tips to incorporate into one’s routine, answer questions from the audience and sign copies.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Vose Library at 785-4733.

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