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      February 9, 2020

      Sunday   3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

      235 College Street
      Burlington, Vermont 05401

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      Sweetness & Power: The Power of Sugar in Modern Society by Sydney Mintz (Food For Talk Cookbook Book Club)

      Read and discuss Sweetness and Power by Sidney Mintz with fellow home cooks and our culinary consultant, Richard Witting. This month, bring a sweet treat that you love or has a family connection. We will discuss the complex history of sugar over tea and coffee.
      About the Book:
      In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a crop grown by slaves in Europe's tropical colonies with is use first as an extravagant luxury for the aristocracy, then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat. Finally, he considers how sugar has altered work patterns, eating habits, and our diet in modern times.

      Sidney W. Mintz was a professor at the Johns Hopkins University, where he taught anthropology. His academic specialization focused on the anthropology of food, with a particular focus on the consumption and commodification of sugar.

      To join the Book Club: https://www.fletcherfree.org/food-talk

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Food & Wine | Literary & Books

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