Friday, August 1, 2008

Our Kitchen Bookshelf with Amy Trubek

Claire's and The Galaxy Bookshop

Invite you to the first

"Our Kitchen Bookshelf"

With Food Writer and UVM Professor

Amy Trubek

Author of
The Taste of Place:
A Cultural Journey into Terroir


August 12
6 pm
Claire's Restaurant and Bar
Hardwick, Vermont

Three Course Dinner
$35 per person
$60 with book

Menu

A Trio
Peach and Arugula Salad
Maple and Cider Vinaigrette
Bayley Hazen Blue, Roquefort, and Gorgonzola Crostini

Green Mountains
Chicken Suprême or Tofu Napoleon
Sorrel Pesto
Tomato Beurre Fondue
Roasted Potatoes and Garlic
Wilted Greens

Open to the World
Tiramisu
Mexican Chocolate
Vermont Mascarpone
Cake soaked in Barbadian Rum

472-5533 Bookshop
472-7053 Restaurant

Limited Seating
Advance Purchase Only
Price exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity

About The Taste of Place

How and why do we think about food, taste it, and cook it? While much has been written about the concept of terroir as it relates to wine, in this vibrant, personal book, Amy Trubek, a pioneering voice in the new culinary revolution, expands the concept of terroir beyond wine and into cuisine and culture more broadly. Bringing together lively stories of people farming, cooking, and eating, she focuses on a series of examples ranging from shagbark hickory nuts in Wisconsin and maple syrup in Vermont to wines from northern California. She explains how the complex concepts of terroir and "gout de terroir "are instrumental to France's food and wine culture and then explores the multifaceted connections between taste and place in both cuisine and agriculture in the United States. How can we reclaim the taste of place, and what can it mean for us in a country where, on average, any food has traveled at least fifteen hundred miles from farm to table? Written for anyone interested in food, this book shows how the taste of place matters now, and how it can mediate between our local desires and our global reality to define and challenge American food practices.

1 comment:

stock said...

when will you go online?