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    Chaya & Cacao on Isla Mujeres, Mexico Redefines and Refines Island Fare

    Apr 05 2018

    Nestled under a palm frond canopy, just a short walk from Isla Mujeres’ North Beach is Chef Lori Dumm’s newest restaurant on Isla Mujeres, Mexico–Chaya & Cacao. Chaya & Cacao redefines and refines island fare.…

    Chaya & Cacao on Isla Mujeres, Mexico Redefines and Refines Island Fare

    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

    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

    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 send my stories out to the world, like a…

    Tyrolean Sausage Links Old and New (recipe included)

    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 it just me, or do other people do that, too?…

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

    Kids in the Kitchen- Puff Pastry “Empanadas” with Chorizo and Spinach

    Jun 28 2013

    Sometimes you get lucky. Maybe you unexpectedly have a good hair day. Or your spouse surprises you with flowers. Perhaps you find money in a pair of pants you buy at a thrift store. Or,…

    Kids in the Kitchen- Puff Pastry “Empanadas” with Chorizo and Spinach