Talking cooking & its place in society

Amy Trubek poster from Anne Cheng Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 12.38.57 PMThanks to Prof. Anne Cheng, the Department of American Studies and the Department of Anthropology for hosting what promises to be a provocative workshop on our daily bread: “Cooking is a Chore, Cooking is a Craft, Cooking is What Other People Do: Investigating Contemporary American Practices and Perceptions.”

The workshop is with Amy Trubek, associate professor of nutrition and food science at the University of Vermont. She is the author of “The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir,” which begins with a look at French agrarian and culinary traditions, then moves to California and, eventually, to the East Coast and the Vermont Fresh Network (

The event is Monday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1:20 p.m. at 102 Jones Hall, and of course includes lunch (register, especially if you’re planning to eat, by emailing