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    Black Lives Matter

    Jun 12 2020

    I founded Madison Eats Food Tours over eight years ago with the intent and mission to serve and support our community, particularly small businesses, minority-owned businesses and locally-owned businesses. I founded MEFT on my passion…

    Black Lives Matter

    Partner Spotlight – Sol’s On the Square

    May 12 2020

    Partner Spotlight – Sol’s on the Square Welcome to our “Partner Spotlight” series, dedicated to showcasing the incredible work our partner businesses are doing day in and day out. We are missing our partners restaurants…

    Partner Spotlight – Sol’s On the Square

    Bobotie – A South African Specialty from the Quarantine Kitchen

    Apr 10 2020

    I have written thousands of pages about my in-real-life travel experiences. But this post marks the first time I am chronicling a virtual travel experience, where I went to South Africa, just for an hour,…

    Bobotie – A South African Specialty from the Quarantine Kitchen

    Your Health, Safety and Peace of Mind during the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Mar 12 2020

    We understand you are concerned about the COVID-19 coronavirus. We are, too. New Flexible Cancellation and Refund Policy- Your Health and Safety is first  How Madison Eats is working to protect the health and safety…

    Your Health, Safety and Peace of Mind during the COVID-19 Outbreak

    8 Favorite Restaurants to try in Havana, Cuba

    Feb 20 2020

    I have heard more often than not that Cuba will capture your heart but not your taste buds. I can’t argue with the first point – in one year I have traveled to Cuba four…

    8 Favorite Restaurants to try in Havana, Cuba

    Kir and Kir Royale- The Iconic French Cocktail

    Nov 25 2019

    Kir and Kir Royale – Perfect cocktails for the holidays Written by Jenina Mella for Madison Eats Food Tours Maybe it’s my age, but I find myself looking back at my childhood food memories a…

    Kir and Kir Royale- The Iconic French Cocktail

    On the Cheese Curd Trail – Twelve Best Places for Fried Cheese Curds in Madison, WI

    Oct 22 2019

    October 15 is National Cheese Curd Day, but we’re celebrating all year round with – you guessed it! – as many cheese curds as our stomachs can handle. Take a cheese curd tour with us…

    On the Cheese Curd Trail – Twelve Best Places for Fried Cheese Curds in Madison, WI

    7 Restaurants to try on Madison’s Northside

    Oct 02 2019

    If you live on Madison’s northside, you already know that it is home to some great restaurants. Madison’s northside has changed quite a bit over the past several years and is growing as a dining…

    7 Restaurants to try on Madison’s Northside
    Otehlia Cassidy stands in front of the WI State Capitol.

    Madison Eats Food Tours is Growing!

    Jul 07 2019

    On June 6, 2019, Madison Eats Food Tours acquired Capital City Food Tours. I am thrilled to be growing my small business by acquiring another food tour company with strong ties to our local food…

    Madison Eats Food Tours is Growing!
    The view from Cristo de la Habana

    Top 10 Things to Do in Havana, Cuba

    Jan 31 2019

    A visit to Havana, Cuba is a must. The rich history and vibrant culture shine at every turn.  Now that Americans are able to travel there, tourism has picked up, but the city and nearby…

    Top 10 Things to Do in Havana, Cuba
    Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

    Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

    Dec 22 2018

    Take something as simple as cheesy potato soup and add a little bit of Wisconsin to it—a chunk of aged cheddar, a splash of Wisconsin beer—and you end up with a meal that is hearty,…

    Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup
    Maple bars

    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
    Forest mushroom soup

    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
    Owner standing in front of Haynes Kitchen food cart

    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
    Happy birthday cake

    5 Foolproof Steps to a Great Cake

    Aug 21 2016

    It’s birthday month around here; both my husband and daughter celebrate August birthdays. And those Leo’s like to know they are center stage. A delicious and beautiful birthday cake is a great way to show…

    5 Foolproof Steps to a Great Cake
    Goodman Food Pantry workers

    Goodman Food Pantry Meal Serves the Community

    Jul 29 2016

    Madison is known for its many noteworthy restaurants, but who could imagine that a community meal at the Goodman Community Center (GCC), using ingredients found in GCC’s food pantry and cooked by a small group…

    Goodman Food Pantry Meal Serves the Community
    Wisconsin shaped cutting board

    Kitchen Essentials

    Feb 09 2016

    A few of my favorite things that you can find locally, with global appeal. * Bat Trang measuring cups  Pretty enough to display as art, this set of four cups is made from white ceramic with…

    Kitchen Essentials
    Rock and mineral cookies

    Rock and Mineral Cookies

    Jan 13 2016

    So when my daughter comes home from school, says she has a science project to do, and they can make cookies, guess who got excited? Me She did! Baking for science? Of course. Not only is…

    Rock and Mineral Cookies
    Otehlia Cassidy stands in front of the WI State Capitol.

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