Nationally known for his baking talents, John Barricelli of Norwalk’s SoNo Baking Company has earned loyal customers right here in New Haven through his Farmers Markets offerings. His newest book, The Seasonal Baker, offers home cooks 135 sweet and savory recipes based on seasonal ingredients—and tells us how to make them! Join us for this inspiring discussion! Recipes in book include: Pears "Belle Hélène" Strawberries Romanoff Blueberry Cheesecake in Glass Jars Carrot Bars with Cream Cheese Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Focaccia with Summer Squash Grilled Pizza with Figs and RicottaInterested? No charge | Copies of the book will be available for purchase. John Barricelli is a third-generation baker who began his cooking career at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He has worked in New York City restaurants such as River Cafe and the Four Seasons Restaurant, and has been in busi-ness as a restaurant owner for 20 years. For many years he worked at Martha Stewart’s magazines and television and radio shows. He was also the host of the PBS show "Everyday Baking."