Posted by: valleyvoicesradio | December 10, 2012

December 9, 2012: Ben Hewitt and Ruth Reichl

‘Tis the season for gingerbread and egg nog and a ton — we mean this literally — of really good food. So this week we dove into the archives and came up with two of our favorite conversations on that very subject.

Ben Hewitt is a Vermont farmer whose book is titled The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food. In it he chronicles the story of the local food movement in Hardwick, Vermont. We ask him — what happens when the locals can’t afford to buy local?

And we listen in to our 2011 interview with Ruth Reichl, a food memoirist and former dining critic for the New York Times. She who told us about her mother’s terrible cooking, her experiences in the “gourmet ghetto” of Berkeley, California, and her undercover mission to find out about the average person’s experience at a top-notch New York City restaurant.


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