VT Conference to Focus on Cultural Aspects of Food
FarmPlate Nov 12, 2009 Event Beat 1 comments
- A panel discussion, ''Why Good Food Matters,'' including Trubek, Goldstein and Jeff Roberts, director of the Vermont Institute of Artisan Cheese at UVM, concludes the conference.
- Breakout sessions feature Vermont farming from a global perspective; food and its relationship to the landscape; Vermont's artisan cheese industry; bread; and the cookbook as a literary genre.
The conference is open to all. The $99 fee ($69 for students) includes the Friday evening and Saturday programs, continental breakfast buffet lunch and snacks. Space is limited and is going fast: call 802.262.2626 to reserve.
The conference is presented with the support from C&S Wholesale Grocers and with the participation of King Arthur Flour.
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