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Food and music for July 4th

07/04/08 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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We're celebrating the fourth of July with food and music. Most Americans' food travels 1500 miles or more before arriving on the dinner table. In the course of that journey the connection between taste and place can be lost. In her book, The Taste of Place, UVM Nutrition and Food Sciences Professor Amy Trubek explores why the uniqueness of local taste matters. She also explores the idea of terroir - a French term loosely translated as "sense of place" and used originally to describe geographic characteristics of wine, coffee, and tea. Trubek argues that the term can now be applied to our food.

And we're treated to a studio performance by the Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys. They've been fixtures in Vermont's music scene for more than three decades, but it's been eight years since they released an album. Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys got together recently to talk with Jane Lindholm and share a few songs from their new CD, Fire in the Sugarhouse.

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