Michelle Wildgen

In Michelle Wildgen's evocative, vivid novels, characters walk (and roll) around a facsimile of the Dane County Farmers' Market and grab a croissant from a downtown cafe that will seem very familiar to a Madison reader. 

Wildgen, the author of "You're Not You," "But Not For Long" and "Bread and Butter," takes inspiration from the food around her. She's an editor at the literary magazine Tin House and an educator as well, working at the Madison Writers' Studio to help people translate their sensory experiences into compelling prose. 

This week on the podcast, Cap Times food writer and Corner Table host Lindsay Christians talks with Michelle about what makes food writing meaningful and memorable, and what food writers you should be reading this summer. 

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Other Cap Times podcasts include Jessie Opoien's election podcast Wedge Issues, local government podcast Madsplainers, Katelyn Ferral's The Cost of Opportunity from last fall and ongoing Cap Times Talks.

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Since 2008, food editor Lindsay Christians has been writing about fine arts and food for The Capital Times. She loves eating at the bar, going to the theater, sparkling wine and good stories. She lives in Madison with two cats and too many cookbooks.