February Fettuccine Forum: The Year of Idaho Food
January 19, 2012
February Fettuccine Forum Series
"The Year of Idaho Food And What's on
the Menu for the Future"
The Fettuccine Forum is proud to present Amy Hutchinson, Guy
Hand and Janie Burns on February 2, 2012.
Recently concluded, the Year of the Food was a grass-roots,
year-long, statewide look at the surprising variety of foods grown
in Idaho-and not simply focusing on the foods themselves, but also
on the social, economic and environmental significance of those
foods. In addition to discussing the many ways Idahoans
celebrated the year and the valuable insights these celebrations
engendered (i.e., in a world of uncertainty we have the
ability to feed ourselves, and feed ourselves well).
Presenters will also share their 2012 plan for engaging more people
as active participants in our food system through an in-depth look
at twelve foods historically grown in Idaho for local
consumption. Bring a friend and join the fun!
Amy Hutchison is a member of the Treasure Valley Food Coalition
and co-conspirator of the Village Table, a philanthropy experiment
designed to help finance projects of area farmers and
producers. She is also a co-founder of the Boise Urban Garden
School, BUGS, and an educator in the Boise School district.
Guy Hand is an award -winning independent radio
producer/writer/photographer who specializes in food and
agriculture. In 2011, his Boise State Public Radio program
"Edible Idaho" won three first place awards from the Idaho Press
Club. Hand has also written for the Los Angeles Times,
Audubon, High Country News, the Boise Weekly, the Idaho Statesman
and other magazines, newspapers, and anthologies.
Janie Burns, raised in Ontario, Oregon, holds a B.A. from the
College of Idaho. She sold organic vegetables at Boise's
first farmers market in 1989 and is a charter vendor of Capital
City Public Market. She owns and operates Meadowlark Farm and
co-owns Homegrown Poultry LLC, New Plymouth, Idaho's first
state-licensed poultry processing facility. Burns is on the
Board of Sustainable Community Connections, and serves as chair
person for SCC's Treasure Valley Food Coalition. She is also
on the advisory committee of the University of Idaho Department of
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.
The Fettuccine Forum is a free public lecture series on six
First Thursdays throughout the academic year.
When and Where:
- February 2, 2012: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the
presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.
- Rose Room, in downtown Boise's historic Union Block,718 W.
- Food available for sale by Simply Pizza-A
local business sourcing local food
- Beverages, for a cost, are provided by Jo's Traveling Bar
The Fettuccine Forum is produced by the Boise City Department of
Arts & History in conjunction with Boise State University
(College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs). This season
the Forum is sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council with support
from the Office of the Mayor, Boise State Public Radio, Platform
Architecture-Design, TAG Historical Research, Preservation Idaho,
Idaho State Historical Society, Trademark Sign, and Landmark
Impressions. Lively and informal, the monthly event invites
the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians,
activists, advocates and professionals in an effort to promote good
citizenship and responsible growth through education.
The Department of Arts and History was established by City
Ordinance in March 2008 to enhance the Boise community by providing
leadership, advocacy, education, services, and support for arts and
history. The new Department emerged from the former Boise City Arts
Commission, which was established by City Ordinance in 1978 as a
nonprofit city agency to advise and assist the City Council in
development, coordination, promotion and support of the