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Madison food: a history of capital cuisine

Madison Food coverAvailable now from Arcadia Publishing, local libraries, some big book sellers (Amazon, B&N), and in-store at local retailers like:



Wednesday, January 6
Presentation, 7:15pm for the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin meeting @ Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St.

Saturday, May 14
Reading & signing, 2pm at the Spring Green Community Library, 230 E. Monroe St., Spring Green.


Press and links

December 5
"Books to devour: regional reads for the gift-giving season" by Terese Allen for Edible Madison
"I recommend reading it while nibbling on a morning bun or a slice of fudge bottom pie."

December 9
"Read up on Midwest travel literature" by Mary Bergin for Gannett Wisconsin Media as seen on PostCrescent.com & Roads Traveled
"Expect ditties that add a rich historical perspective to the city’s culinary scene."

November 6
"This fascinating book makes a great gift for any foodie living in Madison or for someone who has moved away and has fond memories of a favorite dining spot." -Orange Tree Imports

July 29
"From The Fess Hotel to the Banzo food cart, 'Madison Food' tells a savory story" by Lindsay Christians for Cap Times
"Really fun & illuminating (w/ beautiful photos!)"

July 2
"Whither the Ovens, and other sad tales" by Linda Falkenstein for Isthmus
"While this is not a systematic history of dining in Madison, there is much good information about legendary and not-so-legendary eateries of the past and present."

June 9
"The delicious story of Madison's food" blurb on americantowns.com


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Madison food: a history of capital cuisine


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Listen to The Corner Table podcast "Remembering Restaurants," aired December 24, 2020, where Chris and Lindsay talk with us "about the menus and memories left behind when restaurants go away."

Madison Food coverInfo about our book Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine is here, or read it for free thanks to the library - print & ebook.



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