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    10 Things To Do in Madison, WI in the Winter

    Dec 22 2017

    by Pamela Gu Although Madison, Wisconsin might be most known for its beautiful summers, Madison’s winters are just as fun – if not more so! With all of the snow and cold weather comes tons…

    10 Things To Do in Madison, WI in the Winter

    Maple Pecan Pie Bars

    Nov 25 2017

    When a person tells me that something is “as easy as pie” I’m usually going to be the first one to call their bluff. Making pie is not that easy. Do you add vodka or…

    Maple Pecan Pie Bars

    5 Easy Tailgate Menu Ideas Featuring Local Wisconsin Foods

    Oct 24 2017

    There’s nothing that says fall in Madison, Wisconsin like a stroll around the Dane County Farmers’ Market and a UW Badgers football game. In fact, a trip to the farmers’ market pre-game means loads of…

    5 Easy Tailgate Menu Ideas Featuring Local Wisconsin Foods

    Grilled Forest Mushroom Soup with Avocado Mousse

    Sep 27 2017

    This recipe is from a cooking class on our Culinary Vacation to Mexico, taught by Chef Arturo Lopez Arce Abundis. A perfect fall soup that features many ingredients that can be found at your local farmers’ market!…

    Grilled Forest Mushroom Soup with Avocado Mousse

    Vegan Mushroom Ceviche

    Sep 18 2017

    RECIPE: VEGAN MUSHROOM CEVICHE (courtesy of Restaurare in Tulum) Such a simple, delicious and flavorful way to prepare mushrooms! Courtesy of the generous and lovely staff at Restaurare Vegan Restaurant in Tulum, Mexico. Makes 1…

    Vegan Mushroom Ceviche

    Celebrating Six Years – a Giveaway!

    Sep 14 2017

    Time to party, celebrate, sing and shout. And drink wine. I almost can’t believe it, but tomorrow, Madison Eats turns six! I discovered my first email solicitation that I sent to friends on Sept 11th, 2011. “I…

    Celebrating Six Years – a Giveaway!

    Soul Food Culinary Tour – Big Bites and Small Steps Toward Change

    Aug 21 2017

    The inaugural Soul Food Culinary Tour, in collaboration with the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce and Black Restaurant Week, was a success. There were a few challenges; serving 20 guests can overwhelm the staff at…

    Soul Food Culinary Tour – Big Bites and Small Steps Toward Change

    Maraschino Cherries – Two Easy-to-Make Recipes

    Jul 19 2017

    If your kids are like mine, they are drawn to bright red foods – hot Cheetos, Twizzlers, Takis, and of course maraschino cherries. Try as I might, substituting natural cherry fruit leather or beet-colored chips…

    Maraschino Cherries – Two Easy-to-Make Recipes

    On the Taco Trail – Four Tasty Madison Tacos by Bike

    Jul 10 2017

    Who doesn’t love tacos? While there isn’t a taco truck on every corner (yet), Madison, WI has an array of notable taco options. They range from “authentic” (meat, lime, onion and cilantro only) to innovative…

    On the Taco Trail – Four Tasty Madison Tacos by Bike

    Rosé and Sunsets – The Power Couple

    Jun 22 2017

    It’s infinitely easier to see the world through rose colored glasses when you are handed multiple glasses of delicious rosé wine, noshing on delectable appetizers and looking out over the expanse of Lake Mendota as…

    Rosé and Sunsets – The Power Couple

    Hibiscus Ginger Agua Fresca with Mezcal de Pechuga

    Jun 06 2017

    When I travel, I am drawn to souvenirs that help me recapture a special moment. A shell and seed necklace reminds me of the beauty of the landscape, while a package of dried spices takes me to a meal shared…

    Hibiscus Ginger Agua Fresca with Mezcal de Pechuga

    Global Eats on the Streets – 4 Madison Food Carts to Try Now

    May 10 2017

    Street food often evokes images of taco and churro carts at a central plaza in Mexico, juicy lamb kebabs sizzling on a grill alongside a street in Mali or woks flash cooking fresh veggies and…

    Global Eats on the Streets – 4 Madison Food Carts to Try Now

    Ogden’s North Street Diner opens in Emerson East Neighborhood

    May 05 2017

    Our family has called the Emerson East neighborhood home for about 10 years now. For about 8 of those years we jokingly referred to it as an “up and coming” neighborhood. Union Corners stood empty,…

    Ogden’s North Street Diner opens in Emerson East Neighborhood

    Fresh Fish and Fire Dancers – Four Days on Isla Mujeres

    Mar 16 2017

    Our journey continues…Day 5-9 of our Culinary Vacation to Mexico Isla Mujeres A 5-mile long island paradise, Isla Mujeres is only a 20 minute ferry ride from Cancun, with palm tree-lined beaches, a great local…

    Fresh Fish and Fire Dancers – Four Days on Isla Mujeres

    Tamales and Tequila – Two Days in Valladolid, Yucatan

    Mar 08 2017

    ON our Nine-day Culinary Tour to the Yucatan and Quintana Roo… After two days in Tulum, we headed inland to Valladolid, in the heart of the Yucatan, where time stands still. Valladolid Transportation from Tulum to…

    Tamales and Tequila – Two Days in Valladolid, Yucatan

    Palms, Pibil and Palapas – Two Days In Tulum

    Mar 05 2017

    Nine Days on a Culinary and Cultural Vacation in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo. The story begins here… The magic of a place can take hold slowly, building moment by moment so that in fact…

    Palms, Pibil and Palapas – Two Days In Tulum

    Three Favorite Madison Dishes of 2016

    Feb 07 2017

    Selecting just a few favorite Madison dishes is like choosing a favorite child. It’s an impossible task. Though their redeeming qualities may differ greatly you love them all the same. My top dishes are the…

    Three Favorite Madison Dishes of 2016

    Kombucha: It’s What’s for Dinner

    Jan 16 2017

    I love kombucha. The tang, the sweetness, the slight effervescence that awakens my tastebuds. Kombucha is tart and crisp and loaded with probiotics. My three (current) favorite ways to enjoy kombucha are detailed below: in a spritzer,…

    Kombucha: It’s What’s for Dinner