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Prosciutto Tyrolean Sausage Links Old and New (recipe included)

Tyrolean Sausage Links Old and New (recipe included)

Apr 30 2014

Originally published in Madison Magazine, April 2014 One bittersweet aspect of writing is that I don’t know who, if anyone, reads what I write. I…

Grocer at African grocery store African & American Store Brings a Taste of Africa to Madison

African & American Store Brings a Taste of Africa to Madison

Apr 23 2014

The African & American Store on Madison’s east side exists almost by accident. “I wanted to leave New York City to raise my family, but…

Plate of food Restaurant Re-creation: Forequarter’s Sprouted Lentils with Fried Oyster Mushrooms, and Salted Lime Curd.

Restaurant Re-creation: Forequarter’s Sprouted Lentils with Fried Oyster Mushrooms, and Salted Lime Curd.

Apr 04 2014

Every once in a while a dish I eat at a restaurant intrigues me so much I feel compelled to make it at home. Is…

Plate of mussels Chef Tory Miller’s Seafood Fra Diavolo

Chef Tory Miller’s Seafood Fra Diavolo

Mar 06 2014

This simple yet elegant version of fra diavolo from the executive chef and co-owner of L’Etoile and Graze is inspired by the Italian Christmas tradition…

Bowl of curry Warm Curry Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Warm Curry Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Feb 27 2014

S ometimes I want it all. Perhaps I am indecisive, or perhaps I am an overachiever. Or both. I want a clean house, time to…

Staff at Tip Top Tavern Tip Top Tavern Re-opens on the Top

Tip Top Tavern Re-opens on the Top

Feb 21 2014

Tip Top Tavern’s mystique and bad reputation precede its recent renovation and highly anticipated opening by Ben Altschul.  Altschul says that the purchase of the…

Restaurant patrons dining at booth Best Beef Stew

Best Beef Stew

Jan 16 2014

I make this about once a week in the winter, and it satisfies everyone! Be sure to scroll down for the How-To video! Ingredients:  3…

West African Peanut Stew Recipe

West African Peanut Stew Recipe

Jan 09 2014

This peanut stew recipe is my go-to and based on a recipe that I learned in Mali, West Africa. My kids LOVE this recipe and it’s versatile.

Cherry cookies Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Jan 03 2014

I’ve been told I’m a good baker, and I like to bake, but when it comes to cookies, I feel like my success is limited.…

Candied nuts Candied Nuts

Candied Nuts

Dec 19 2013

You’re gonna love these nuts! A perfect snack for the holiday table, they are great to eat plain, or to top a salad. My version…

Guests toasting glasses at stop on food and drink tour Artisan Tour 2013 Recap

Artisan Tour 2013 Recap

Dec 19 2013

The Second Annual Holiday Artisan Food Tour made me want just one thing.  A Third Annual Tour. We started at the Madison Enterprise Center, run…

Chefs doing demonstration Better with Beer

Better with Beer

Dec 18 2013

  Marc Stroobandt , master beer sommelier from Stella Artois , and chef Michael Feker from Il Mito in Milwaukee, quickly won over a large…