Cookbook author Kathy Gunst will participate in the free series “Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations” at Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, on Thursday, November 21, at 7 p.m. joining host Cherie Scott. A book signing will follow the talk. Gunst, of South Berwick, has written 16 cookbooks; her latest, “Rage Baking,” about baking and activism, will be released in February. Since 2000, Gunst has been resident chef on the award-winning NPR show “Here and Now,” which can be heard on more than 500 public radio stations. Her work on the show received a 2016 International Association of Culinary Professionals award for best audio series. Gunst writes for publications including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Eating Well, Yankee, Down East, The Boston Globe and others. For more information, visit or phone 563-3424.