Author will share recipes, story of overcoming hardship

New Britain native and Bristol resident Dale Reney has journeyed from cooking in the kitchens of three- and four-star restaurants to being homeless and addicted to drugs and alcohol. Most recently his life’s journey took a different – and happy — turn when overcame his hardships to become a cookbook author. Reney will tell his story and share his 50 recipes from his book”Cooking Gourmet in 60 Minutes”on Thursday, June 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Plainville Library, 56 East Main St. Signed copies of the cookbook will be available for purchase.