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Teen trying to solve carp problem with culinary skill

Carp is not the kind of fish found on restaurant menus in this country, but Hayden Cohan likes to fish them, smoke them, eat them, and give them away. Read more

Photos: Buttercream Bakery

Buttercream Bakery opened two months ago at 112 S. Main St. in Lodi, a town of just over 3,000 about 25 miles north of Madison. Megan Plume… Read more

Let’s Eat: At a new bakery in Lodi, two friends work together like butter and cream

Buttercream opened two months ago on Lodi’s Main Street, run by two friends who met in the Madison College pastry program. Read more


Salud! Can it! Madison cocktail company Plain Spoke introduces Moscow Mules to go

The new company founded by Madison bar manager Tom Dufek has launched the first in a line of pop-and-serve cocktails in cans, sold for about $14/4 pack. Read more

Yeah, I Ate That: Lay's Tastes of America offers chips from sea to shining sea

We are a deeply divided nation – at war over politics, over culture. Do we need to be divided over our potato chips as well? Read more

Wine Finds: Unique white wines from Spain

Both have received high praise from wine critics, including 90 plus scores, but they are very different in style. Read more

Prairie Hawk Winery makes Dells area home

Prairie Hawk Winery is open from May through October Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. It is at 590 County Highway P, Wisconsin Dells. Read more

Poke It Up with a poke burrito

Another winning poke restaurant to add to Madison's ever-growing list. Don't overlook the poke burrito. Read more

Use sight, smell and taste to dive deep into Napa Valley wines

Tasting is easy. You just put a glass of wine up to your lips, tip the glass upward and let the flavors rain in, right? Read more

Crave Brothers Cheese produces record 32-foot Caprese Salad

On Thursday, Aug. 9, Chef Jason Dunn of Lewis Station Winery in Lake Mills proved that sometimes bigger can be better, as he and four assistants built the U.S. record Caprese Salad. Read more

The Corner Table podcast: CSA 2.0

Pasture & Plenty provides 100 families three meals a week with a cook kit, one ready-to-heat meal and one dinner it calls "farm to freezer."  Read more

Wine Pick of the Week for August 15

Landmark 2016 Chardonnay “Damaris Reserve, Sonoma Coast” ($35) Read more


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