Thursday, November 11, 2010

The VPR Table

Food is a powerful uniting force. Not only do most of us love to eat – we love to talk about food, cook for each other, and share recipes.

That’s why it only seemed natural to produce a local program about food on VPR!

VPR is thrilled to have two great hosts for The VPR Table, a feature running through mid-April.

Marialisa Calta has written widely about food and travel The New York Times, Gourmet, Smithsonian Magazine, many others. She writes a weekly column, “Food” which is syndicated to more than 500 newspapers, including the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus.

Marialisa is practical and straightforward, with a great sense of humor. Her latest book exemplifies her primary interest – family meals. It’s called Barbarians at the Plate: Taming and Feeding the Modern American Family.

In a few weeks, we’ll hear from another Vermonter -
Rowan Jacobsen. His books have earned the James Beard Award twice. He also writes for the New York Times, Newsweek, Harper’s, Eating Well, and other publications about 'the taste of place' - food, the environment and the connection between the two. His new book is, American Terroir, Saving the Flavors of our Woods, Waters and Fields.

The Vermont Table will include great recipes from Marialisa and Rowan. We also invite you to share your own recipes with the VPR Community on The Vermont Table page, and send photos of your favorite creations!

Listen for The Vermont Table Friday afternoons at 5:55 and Saturday mornings at 8:55. And as always – let us know what you think.

Thanks to Carol Brown of Montpelier for sending us this cool photo!

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