Monthly Archives: March 2011

How did Italian food conquer the world? Garlic! One Clove at a Time

The April Fools Day forecast for Vermont and the Northeast is for snow. Heavy, wet snow: 8 inch accumulation and 30-degree temperatures. It might not be pretty. So like many of my fellow Vermonters, I’ll be seeking solace in food. … Continue reading

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Vermont Maple History and the Union of Maple and Garlic

As winter clings to Vermont (temperatures only in the 20s and 30s this week), Vermonters revel in a little sweet tradition: maple sugaring. Sugar shacks across the state are ablaze with wood-fired boilers reducing sap to Vermont maple syrup (the … Continue reading

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Garlic and Irish Food

In the States, and particularly in Vermont, we like to think that we invented everything gourmet. We started the local food movement, we started CSAs, we invented the garlic festival, right? But on the eve of Saint Patrick’s Day we … Continue reading

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Garlic makes the list of top cures for winter blues

A¬† glance at any Facebook wall from Vermont¬† will tell you that the Groundhog lied, or at the very least, groundhogs in Punxsutawney, do not speak the same language as woodchucks in Vermont. My favorite Vermont Facebook quote Monday was … Continue reading

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Garlic and great cabin fever busters: Foodie Books

Garlic cures everything, including cabin fever. But this is not the only reason I love garlic. I love its lore, its effect on our health, its flavor. It can be sweet (roasted or baked) it can be incredibly piquant (raw). … Continue reading

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