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Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

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October 1: 11:00 am

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.

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 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?

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Date:
October 1
Time:
11:00 am
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Organizer

Abigael Gaudette
Phone:
802-868-7656
Email:
director@swantonlibrary.org

Venue

Swanton Public Library
1 1st St
Swanton, VT 05488 United States
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Website:
http://swantonlibrary.org