Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear – July 22nd via Zoom

Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd at 5 pm via Zoom when science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, and Vermont’s dynamic duo of kale and Gilfeather turnip.

Find out why a lot of us don’t like beets, how a 17th-century pirate named the bell pepper, how carrots won the Trojan War, and how George Washington was nearly assassinated with a plate of poisoned peas.

Rebecca Rupp is the author of nearly 20 books for both children and adults, and blogs on food science and history for National Geographic. See full biography.

This event is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

Email khotellingbml@gmail.com for the Zoom link.