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    Madison Dive Bars

    Apr 04 2016

    There’s something about sipping a beer or an Old Fashioned at a dive bar that makes you really feel like a local. These are a few of my favorite recent dive bar discoveries. There are still…

    Madison Dive Bars

    NOOSH Serves up Sephardic Jewish food in Madison, WI

    Nov 12 2015

    Laila Borokhim of Layla’s Persian Food says she’s not a chef, she’s a cook. “Food should be accessible and meaningful, not fancy. I just cook what I like. I cook what I learned to make…

    NOOSH Serves up Sephardic Jewish food in Madison, WI

    El Sabor de Puebla – Great Mexican Food on Madison’s East Side

    Jul 13 2015

    El Sabor de Puebla recently relocated from Willy Street to Madison’s Emerson East Neighborhood. Great Mexican food (that’s locally sourced!) is exactly what has been missing from Madison’s “up and coming” east side foodie paradise. El Sabor…

    El Sabor de Puebla – Great Mexican Food on Madison’s East Side

    Jordandal Farms Cookhouse in Verona Expands

    Jan 10 2015

    Farm-to-table fare is almost an expectation among diners these days, but farmer-to-table isn’t quite as common. After all, farmers have enough to do just growing and raising food; cooking great meals with their products and…

    Jordandal Farms Cookhouse in Verona Expands

    Asian Sweet Bakery

    Sep 18 2014

    South Park Street just keeps getting sweeter. The latest ethnic restaurant to pop up is Asian Sweet Bakery, a small storefront tucked into the corner of Lakeside and South Park in the Bay Creek neighborhood.…

    Asian Sweet Bakery

    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 crowd during their beer and food pairing demo at the Kohler Food…

    Better with Beer

    Strawberry Jam: A Farm to Jar Movement

    Jul 09 2013

    Originally printed in Madison Magazine – July 9, 2013 http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Blogs/Local-Flavor/July-2013/Summertime-Jams/ I would not consider myself a math lover. On the contrary, the only time I get excited about math is when I am counting my…

    Strawberry Jam: A Farm to Jar Movement

    Cooking with Mom

    May 19 2013

    Originally printed in Madison Magazine – May 2013. http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Blogs/Local-Flavor/May-2013/Cooking-with-Mom/ Mother’s Day is behind us. Selfishly, I believe every day should be Mother’s Day. I know I’m not a perfect mom; sometimes I send my kids…

    Cooking with Mom

    Where’s the Beef?

    Sep 19 2012

    Originally printed in Madison Magazine: http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Blogs/Local-Flavor/September-2012/Wheres-the-Beef/ Our day “On The Farm”– Fountain Prairie Inn & Farms in Fall River, Wis., to be exact —  began under a large yellow and white striped tent. A small crew of volunteers…

    Where’s the Beef?

    Goodman Center and Slow Food Team Up for Weekly Community Meal

    Aug 09 2012

    Originally printed in Madison Magazine http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Blogs/Local-Flavor/March-2013/Goodman-Center-and-Slow-Food-Team-Up-for-Weekly-Community-Meal/ 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…

    Goodman Center and Slow Food Team Up for Weekly Community Meal