Wednesday (February 15)
This 2008 documentary explores Hippocrates’ statement, “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
7pm. Catamount Arts Center. St. Johnsbury. Free.
Thursday (February 16)
‘Forks Over Knives’
If you have yet to watch this film, now is your chance. This 2011 documentary explores the possibility that our most prevalent diseases can be controlled or reversed by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet. Discussion will follow the screening.
6:30–8:30pm. Brownell Library. Essex Junction. Free.
Healing With Turmeric
Attendees will make many dishes that include this ingredient, an ingredient that has medicinal uses.
5:30–6:30pm. City Market. Burlington. $5-10. Please preregister here.
Saturday (February 18)
Burlington Seed Swap and Community Potluck
Swap some seeds and eat some great food at this community event sponsored by Burlington Permaculture, Grow Team ONE, Burlington Parks and Recreation, and Friends of Burlington Gardens.
2-5pm. Contois Auditorium. Burlington City Hall. Burlington. Free.
Vine, Wine & Dine
Shelburne Vineyard’s Ken Albert discusses how he sustainably grows grapes in Vermont’s cold climate. Attendees will also be able to talk to the sommelier, taste a few wines, and even enjoy a five-course wine pairing dinner.
2–9pm. Essex Inn, N.Y. Essex. $35-100.
Monday (February 20)
Benefit Bake for Rural Vermont at American Flatbread
American Flatbread will host a Benefit Bake to support Rural Vermont! $4 of every large and $2 of every small flatbread will support the organization.
5-10pm. Flatbread Pizza. Burlington. More info at www.ruralvermont.org or 802-223-7222.
Battle of the Champions Dinner
Foodies celebrate beer and wine at a live, seven-course cook-off between chefs Paul Sorgule and Kevin O’Donnell. All proceeds benefit the NECI Student Scholarship Fund.
6pm. NECI on Main. Montpelier. $65; reservations required.
Tuesday (February 21)
Cooking & Booking
NECI students show you Mardi Gras cuisine to be cooked and also in a book.
4–5pm. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier. Free. Please preregister by calling 802-223-3338.