Monday, April 1st, 2013

Taste of Place, not quite to my taste

In Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir, Amy Trubek looks at the definitions and manifestations of “terroir,” or the idea that one can taste the place in which a product was produced.  The term “terroir” is often used to describe flavors and varieties of wine, so Trubek appropriately begins with an examination of terroir […]

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Breaking Down Boundaries with Global/Local Fruit

Ok, since this week’s topic for class is “Interspecies,” I’ll step away from Rockbridge for a moment here to talk about a paradox that has been the focus of my independent thesis research over the past months: global fruits gone local. Claude Levi-Strauss writes, “Food is good to think,” so I’ve been thinking tomatoes and […]