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.
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.