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Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine

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Madison's savory ascent as a culinary destination pairs its rich tradition of homegrown bounty with a progressively wider international palate. Sample the fare of Mad City staples like Ella's Deli, Mickies Dairy Bar and the Plaza and enjoy tales of legendary eateries of yore, such as Cleveland's, the Fess and Ovens of Brittany. Visit the farmers markets that feed the capit ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 22nd 2015 by History Press
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Kathleen Kosiec
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Well-researched, well-written, and fascinating for anyone interested in Madison's culinary history. Be prepared to add to your list of "Must Dine" restaurants in Madison, and to mourn those you missed. ...more
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Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful history of Madison restaurants. As a Madison native, I learned a lot about the history of my favorite city.
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Nichole Fromm MA’04
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Nichole Fromm and JonMichael Rasmus published Madison Food: a History of Capital Cuisine (History Press, 2015). It’s a brief account of how Madison came to be home to so many culinary treasures, including favorites like Mickies Dairy Bar and the Dane County Farmers’ Market, as well as stories of local notables such as UW chef Carson Gulley, bon vivant Eddie Ben Elson, and the visionaries behind Ovens of Brittany. Read more at the authors’ weblog, madi
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