Food

Montpelier Community Lunches Bring Us Together

by Elizabeth Parker MONTPELIER — Each weekday 60 to 100 people attend a community lunch sponsored by one of five Montpelier congregations. For many of the churches, this tradition stretches back 25 years. Charlotte Gibson of Christ Church started the soup kitchen there by making lentil soup each week. It was served with bread and […]

About Apples: A Fruit’s Eye View of the World

About Apples: A Fruit’s Eye View of the World

by Garrett Heaney   MONTPELIER —Working in the produce department at the Hunger Mountain Coop, my colleagues and I have a singular view of the seasons that revolves around the fruits and vegetables we see everyday. For many people, this is the end of summer. For us, it’s the end of local watermelon and Amish […]

Joe’s Soup Manufacturer Moves To Montpelier

Joe’s Soup Manufacturer Moves To Montpelier

by Phil Dodd MONTPELIER — Joe Buley, owner of soup maker Joe’s Kitchen, is scrambling to get his new production facility into full swing before frosty weather hits and soup sales shift into high gear. “Sales will quadruple in mid-October and we’ll stay busy until April,” said Buley, whose company sells soup to accounts throughout […]

Heavenly Tastes at Hel’s Kitchen

Heavenly Tastes at Hel’s Kitchen

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — What do you do when weekly, low-key and simple potluck meals with friends spiral out of control into multi-course dinner events the likes of which are seen on gourmet magazine covers? That question arose for Helen Labun, a Bear Pond Books event coordinator with an Agriculture and […]

Discover the Peak: Dining at NECI on Main

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Six students soon to graduate from the New England Culinary Institute will be strutting their stuff by taking charge of the NECI on Main Street restaurant on Friday evening, September 18 from 5 to 10 p.m. According to the student managers, already more than 100 reservations have been received. “Discover […]

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

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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

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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 […]