Author Talk: Amy Trubek on Making Modern Meals

In her new book, Making Modern Meals, UVM professor Amy Trubek explores the state of American cooking over the past century and across all its varied practices, whether cooking is considered a chore, a craft, or a creative process. Trubek challenges current assumptions about who cooks, who doesn’t, and what this means for culture, cuisine, and health. She locates, identifies, and discusses the myriad ways Americans cook in the modern age, and in doing so, argues that changes in making our meals—from shopping to cooking to dining—have created new cooks, new cooking categories, and new culinary. Recorded 01/18/18.

Producer: Ilsley Public Library

OCAS Cabin Fever Lecture by Bridget Butler: Crows and Ravens

They’re considered harbingers of evil by some, and for others are an endless curiosity. Join Bird Diva Bridget Butler as she pulls back the shroud on these birds known as corvids. Find out how intelligent crows really are, the difference between crows and ravens, and their complex social structure. Learn how you can help unravel the mystery of “murders” of crows that form in the winter by participating in the Crows In Vermont project. Sponsored by the Otter Creek Audubon Society. Recorded 1/11/18.

Producer: Ron Payne/Otter Creek Audubon Society

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