Author Archives: Alison Nihart

Digging In: New book from UVM faculty takes a critical look at food systems

UVM Extension faculty members Lisa Chase and Vern Grubinger recently co-authored Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems. In this post, we ask them about the writing experience and what they hope readers will glean from the book. Lisa Chase will be at Phoenix Books … Continue reading

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Happy Food Day!

Every October 24, U.S. Food Day is an opportunity to come together in our communities to learn, act, and celebrate. Today, more than 8,000 events in all 50 U.S. states are taking place in honor of Food Day. Read on to see the … Continue reading

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The Unintentional Chocolatier

During Sarah Fidler’s semester abroad in Paris during her junior year, she wrote a dissertation on pastries and macarons. She was fascinated by the anthropological side of cooking and baking, the history of why certain foods are made in different … Continue reading

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A Changing Climate: Is the political tide turning?

Today’s post is a bit of a tangent from the usual food topics on which we publish, though it is rooted in the topic of global sustainability. On Monday, I witnessed a moving political event in Massachusetts, when I attended … Continue reading

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Dealer.com: Driving a new model of workplace dining

If you have spent any time in Burlington, VT, you’ve probably heard of Dealer.com. The company provides web development services for the auto industry and employs over 800 people in the Burlington area. As a significant local employer, they are known … Continue reading

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