County groups eye community kitchen

A handful of Addison County organizations are working to develop a community, commercial kitchen and tortilla factory that would serve as a space for residents to grow their food-related businesses, whip up value-added products or gather with one another over a meal. 

Viva el Sabor hosts end-of-summer party Aug. 28

Ten chefs will be selling a variety of Mexican and Guatemalan dishes, which guests can enjoy along with drinks, mariachi music and a sunset overlooking the Otter Creek falls.

Letter to the editor: Fiesta turnout heartening

We would like to thank our community for the tremendous outpouring of support you showed to Viva El Savor, the collective of women who cooked for the Fiesta at the Marble Works on Saturday, June 26.It is heartwarming to see and feel our community respond … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Names missing from photos

I was delighted to read the Independent’s coverage of the Viva el Sabor Fiesta. Nevertheless, I was surprised that the paper did not identify any of the Central American persons featured in the photographs that accompanied the story. Nor did the paper nam … (read more)

Viva el Sabor Fiesta drew hundreds

MIDDLEBURY — More than 1,000 people on Saturday drank in the flavors, sounds and spectacle of the first-ever “Viva el Sabor” fiesta, a celebration of traditional Central American cuisine created by 14 women — most of them the trailing spouses of migrant f … (read more)

Editorial: Viva el Sabor

Middlebury’s Riverside Park in the Marbleworks was overwhelmed this past Saturday night as 1,500 or more people flocked to a first-ever “Viva el Sabor” festival that celebrated Central American cuisine created by 14 area women building a business from the … (read more)

Culinary collective serves flavor & hope

MIDDLEBURY — “El Sabor” translated from Spanish means “flavor.”But it’s a word that has taken on many more definitions for 14 Central American women, many of them the trailing spouses of migrant farm workers, now living in Addison County. Thirteen of them … (read more)