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Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

Sunday, September 15, 2019 15 Elul 5779

4:00 PM - 5:30 PMJCOGS

The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day. Presented by writer Rebecca Rupp, this talk lets attendees find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefit of family dinners – plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. What's the story of chocolate? Why do the Irish eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day? Who invented lemonade? Why are turkeys called turkeys? And what are sugarplums anyway? A VT Humanities Council Speakers Bureau event hosted by JCOGS. This event is free and open to the public.

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