Food

New Restaurant to Provide ‘Southern Comfort’

New Restaurant to Provide ‘Southern Comfort’

by Carla Occaso  MONTPELIER — The tortoise that used to reside in the children’s book room of the former Rivendell Books has moved across the street into Bear Pond Books and workers have already started toiling away to turn the building on the corner of Langdon and Main into a restaurant. Mary Alice Proffitt, of […]

Cocoa Bean: In Pictures

Cocoa Bean: In Pictures

photos by Carla Occaso and Marichel Vaught

It’s All About the Buns During Lent at Manghis’

It’s All About the Buns During Lent at Manghis’

Story and photos by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — By the time Easter Sunday rolls around, Steve Stoufer will have “crossed” 10,000 hot cross buns with stiff white icing at the Manghis’ Bread located behind Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 28 School St. Knowing that Manghis’ Bread is in the midst of its annual hot cross bun production, […]

Philamena’s: In Pictures

Philamena’s: In Pictures

New England Culinary Institute: After 35 Years in Business, What Makes NECI Tick?

New England Culinary Institute: After 35 Years in Business, What Makes NECI Tick?

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series Interview with Richard Flies, acting president, and Jean Louis Gerin, chief operating officer by Nat Frothingham and Carla Occaso   Frothingham: What distinguishes you from among the six higher learning institutions in Washington County, including YesterMorrow, Goddard College, Norwich University, Community College of Vermont and the Vermont College […]

New England Culinary Institute: School Overview

New England Culinary Institute: School Overview

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series   Location: Montpelier, Vermont Format: Six months on campus, six months at an internship working in a professional kitchen, six months back on campus and six months away on another internship. Academic programs: Culinary Arts; Baking and Pastry; and Food and Beverage Business Management. Tuition: Ranges from $13,790 […]

New England Culinary Institute: Interview with Alumnus Paul Winston

New England Culinary Institute: Interview with Alumnus Paul Winston

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series by The Bridge staff   The Bridge: Tell us about yourself Winston: I am originally from Richmond, Virginia, but have lived in Vermont on and off for the past decade.  I graduated from NECI’s Culinary Arts Program in ’09 at the Essex campus. I have been in the […]

Premium Goats’ Milk Production Expanding in Vermont

Premium Goats’ Milk Production Expanding in Vermont

by Mike Furey Lined up on shelves at either end of the glass-enclosed atrium are 30 or more gold and silver statuettes along with 18 or so plaques representing dozens of national and international awards that the cheeses and products of Vermont Butter & Cheese Co. have won in the last decade. Just recently they […]

BOOM! Landmines in the World of Food Choices

by Michelle A.L. Singer Food is just one of many landmines that pepper the battlefield of my life as a parent in twenty-first century America. Health care, screen time, education, chores and allowances are just some of the topics I pore over and research. When I asked my mom how today is different from when […]

Alla Vita Adds Oil, Vinegar and Salt to Montpelier’s Foodie Playground

Alla Vita Adds Oil, Vinegar and Salt to Montpelier’s Foodie Playground

by Amy Brooks Thornton Walk down State or Main or take a turn on Elm, and you can find handmade chocolates, loose-leaf teas, locally roasted coffees, creamy gelato, flaky pastries, freshly baked breads and bagels, wine vendors and artisanal taprooms—and now, a wide variety of natural olive oils, balsamic vinegars and sea salts. Alla vita, […]