Jen Rose Smith
Jen Rose Smith writes about food, drink, and travel, and is the author of the upcoming Moon Handbook to Vermont. She is a frequent contributor to Localvore Today and Best of Burlington, and likes her ice cider with a hunk of Shelburne Farms’ cloth-bound cheddar.
Written by Jen Rose Smith | November 25, 2015
Caledonia Spirits seeks to age whiskey in barrels made of Vermont oak.
Written by Jen Rose Smith | May 26, 2015
Written by Jen Rose Smith | June 01, 2012
‘What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
I planned the dinner with Emerson’s optimism and an eye on my backyard. Through spring’s soaking rains I watched Japanese knotweed swell beside the garden shed and was cheered by the sight of garlic mustard peeping up between the raspberry canes. When slender stalks rose amidst the mustard’s heart-shaped leaves and a few early flowers appeared, it was time to send out the invitations.
Two young Vermont food producers break bread at the Slow Food International conference
Written by Marisa Mauro Jen Rose Smith | December 01, 2010
Getting together, the listening to and exchanging of ideas— that is the miracle of Terra Madre.”
With this, Slow Food International founder Carlo Petrini welcomed us to the 2010 Terra Madre conference and set the tone for our four days in Turin, Italy. He addressed an audience of 5,000 representatives from 161 countries—small-scale farmers, producers, educators, and observers—who had traveled to Italy to meet with their peers and discuss global issues of food, culture, and justice. We came to take part in the conversation, too, along with two dozen other Vermonters. The experience renewed our appreciation for the value of gathering around a table to break bread and to exchange ideas.