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The book provides the reader a brief history of Vermont and traces it's history through local recipes. Both old and new recipies are provided and a focus is made on the Vermont favorites of Maple Syrup, Apples and Cheddar Cheese recipes. Family favorites and local fare are offered to allow the reader to experience the flavors of Vermont in their own kitchen.
Born in 1941 on the Massachusetts coast, the author moved to Vermont in 1976 to take a position as Director of Pulmonary Medicine at a local hospital. Being interested in law enforcment, he became a Sheriff's Deputy and worked as a part time patrol opfficer for Windham County for 18 years. When the family moved from Dummerstion to Vernon, he continued his law enforcment role as a K-9 Officer with the Vernon Police Department. His interest in emergency medicine led him to develop the first Paramedic Training Program in the state of Vermont. During his 5 years in that position, over 150 medics were trained from all over the US and from several other countries. He changed his occup[ation as a health care provider and teacher to become the global clinical research director of a large UK based medical device company. In 2005, he was involved in a serious auto accident and was forced into retirement. This is when an old favorite pastime, cooking, was revitalized. Cooking is now his focus.