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Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, & Madame Pompadour's Underwear

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by Rebecca Rupp

The Suprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

      Common garden vegetables have longand facinating histories. Science andhistory writer Rebecca Rupp discussesthe stories behind many of our favorites,among them the much-malignedtomato and potato, the (mostly) popularpumpkin, and Vermont's Dynamic duoof kale and Gilfeather turnip. Find outwhy a lot of us don't like beets, howa 17th century pirate named the Bell pepper, how carrots won the Trojan War,and how George Washington was nearlyassinated with a plate of poisoned peas.

A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Dover Free Library.

Under grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Production Date: 
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 13:00