Food and music for July 4th

We’re celebrating the fourth of July with food and music. We’ll talk with a UVM professor who’s written a book about how regional food is rich in taste and value. And we’re treated to a performance by the Vermont bluegrass group Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys – they have a new album out.

VT Edition Interview: Amy Trubek on “a sense of place” for food

In her new book, The Taste of Place, UVM Nutrition and Food Sciences Professor Amy Trubek explores why the uniqueness of local taste matters. She also explores the idea of terroir-a French term loosely translated as "sense of place" and used originally to describe geographic characteristics of wine, coffee, and tea. Trubek argues that the term can now be applied to our food.