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The Insiders: Food for thought – and actual food! – at Gibson’s

One of the biggest drawbacks to books is that they aren’t food. Our attempts to disprove that hypothesis have generally ended with us downing a bottle or two of Tums. Tonight, though, we finally have the opportunity to combine books and food in a belly-friendly manner, thanks to J.M. Hirsch’s appearance at Gibson’s Bookstore to discuss his book, Beating the Lunchbox Blues: Fresh Ideas For Lunches on the Go.

Hirsch, the national food editor for The Associated Press, will be at Gibson’s beginning at 7 p.m. for a discussion about lunch that will feature a cooking demonstration, “to see what you can do to easily spice up your leftovers to create an exciting mid-day meal,” according to Gibson’s website. Hirsch promises quick and easy lunch ideas that are “healthy, fast, easy, affordable and delicious.” The only thing we would really add to that list would be “and made of pizza.” The book is referred to not as a cookbook, but rather an ideabook, not unlike our original manifesto, 136 Things We’re Thinking Right Now, which sadly has yet to receive attention from a major publisher. Really, though, Hirsch’s book is full of great ideas, including creative ways to jazz up lunch and 30 fast dinner recipes that lead to lunch-worthy leftovers.

If you’ve got a bum wheel or two, we’ve got an event for you, as well! Dr. Derek Jenkins from Concord Orthopaedics will be at the Common Man restaurant tonight at 6 for a presentation titled “The Latest Technology in Partial and Total Knee Replacements.” Don’t let the sexy title fool you, Jenkins delivers his message with surgical precision. Preregistration is required, so visit or call 800-486-0157.

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