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We are delighted to present The Terroir Issue, a special edition of CuiZine guest edited by Amy Trubek and Jean-Pierre Lemasson. For this issue, Amy, an assistant professor of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Vermont and author of The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey Into Terroir, and Jean-Pierre, professor of Urban and Tourism Studies at the Université de Québec à Montreal, have joined forces for a comparative study of terroir in Vermont and Quebec. Offering a multidimensional look at the taste of place, this groundbreaking issue explores the difficulties and advantages of the notion of terroir as a means of understanding and transforming North American foodways.

Drawing on their combined expertise, Amy and Jean-Pierre have valiantly taken on the combined roles of editor and editorial board, sourcing and reviewing the articles themselves; as a result, this issue does not comply with CuiZine’s usual double-blind peer-review process. However we think you’ll agree that it’s one of our most exciting issues to date. Through a series of articles, personal accounts, and interviews, CuiZine 2.2 probes the ideologies and legislation behind some of the most pressing questions in food studies today—all by way of a delicious exploration of the wine, cheese, and maple syrup industries in Canada and the US.

With special thanks to Jean-Pierre and Amy; to Renaud Roussel, author of this issue’s review of Yvon Desloges’ landmark study of the foodways of New France, for his crucial translation and French editing contributions; and to our publisher, McGill Libraries. We are delighted to invite you to explore the taste of place of the bioregion of Vermont and Quebec in CuiZine 2.2: The Terroir Issue.