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Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 benefits of family dinners–plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. What’s the story of chocolate? Why do Irish eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day? Who invented lemonade? Why are turkeys called turkeys? And what are sugarplums anyway?

Free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. For more information, contact contact the Addison County Retired Teachers Association at cjkress77@gmail.com or (802) 759-7777


October 10, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm