Melissa Pasanen | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Melissa Pasanen 
Member since Mar 14, 2018

Melissa Pasanen

Melissa Pasanen is a contributing writer to the food section of Seven Days. She is an award-winning cookbook author and freelance journalist who has covered food and agriculture in Vermont for 20 years.


  • No friends yet.
Become My Friend Find friends »

Recent Articles

Seven Vermont Food Trucks to Check Out — for Takeout

  • May 19, 2020

How Vermont Communities Are Feeding Their Neighbors

  • May 12, 2020

More »

Recent Comments

Re: “Burlington Breakfast Destinations That Can Power Your Day

Thanks TheSchwa and Richard for reading - appreciate your input for future articles. We couldn't include everyone but were really trying to stick to downtown. Nunyuns is great but didn't make the downtown cut, being in the Old North End. And Lucky doesn't open till 9 am, which seemed a bit too late for weekday breakfasts.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Melissa Pasanen on 01/23/2020 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking Dried Beans

hi Caleb - thanks for reading. you are absolutely correct that it is quicker to make beans in a pressure cooker, but not everyone has one! I have eaten beans made both ways and I think they're both delicious. Melissa

Posted by Melissa Pasanen on 01/16/2020 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking Dried Beans

@soxfansince63 and @goredsox - the method for the gratin is in the "7 ways to enjoy beans" list above. I just added ribboned kale and chopped mushrooms when I caramelized the onions! thanks for reading, Melissa

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Melissa Pasanen on 01/08/2020 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Vermont Baker Gérard Rubaud Has Died at 77

hi Isabella! thanks for reading. An icon for sure. Re correction on date of death - no, our reporter originally misstated it.

Posted by Melissa Pasanen on 09/30/2019 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Theater Review: 'Every Brilliant Thing,' Middlebury Actors Workshop

Saw this this weekend - absolutely brilliant. Loved the audience participation and Aly was amazing. Such an important subject -- really hoping it might be performed again in the area so I can urge everyone I know to go! thank you.

Posted by Melissa Pasanen on 09/24/2019 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Arbor Farmstead Practices Veganic Agriculture in Grand Isle

Hi Rich ard - thanks for reading. I should have included that detail but here is the answer from Alisha - "Regarding the chicken/rabbit manure, we incorporate it into the hugelkultur [a type of mounded raised bed])... beyond the elderberries... In addition to providing habitat, the mounds are eventually planted with annual and perennial pollinator plants, which are not harvested." Melissa P.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Melissa Pasanen on 08/21/2019 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Sven Olson to Reopen Scale House in Hardwick

thanks Katie for alerting us to that error. The online headline is different from the one in print. This is fixed now. Melissa

Posted by Melissa Pasanen on 06/06/2019 at 9:53 AM

All Comments »

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2020 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation