Primal Cuts: Cooking With America’s Best Butchers

For many Americans the ritual of buying meat is a boring and impersonal ordeal. Everything is in a neat package on display in refrigerated cases.  Everything has been cut down into pretty steaks and roasts with no imperfections and no indication that it actually came from a living breathing thing.  That seems to be changing, albeit on a very […]

Madison!

I was recently in Madison for a few days and had a chance to check out some new places as well as some old favorites…. The Coopers Tavern located at 20 W. Mifflin Street on the Capitol Square is a new restaurant and bar owned by the Food Fight restaurant group.  The wine and beer lists […]

Door County: Other food stops

Oilerie As usual, one of my favorite stops in Door County even though they opened one in Brookfield.  I picked up some Spicy Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some Fig Balsamic.  I also grabbed some of that excellent Curt’s queso dip and chips and a pack of mixed lentils.   I’ll still lodge my only […]

Introducing Bolzano Artisan Meats

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a press release announcing the opening of Milwaukee company that plans on doing artisanal charcuterie such as dry-cured meats like prosciutto, pancetta, and guanciale. Immediately I was intrigued so I contacted Scott Buer, the owner of Bolzano Artisan Meats and asked if if he would do an interview. I figured […]

Kohler Food and Wine Experience October 22-25, 2009

Kohler Food & Wine Experience tickets are now on sale for a weekend full of flavor with celebrity chef presenters Jacques Pépin, Andrew Zimmern, Marcus Sammuelsson and Lidia Bastianich among others on October 22-25, 2009. Interested food and wine connoisseurs are urged to purchase tickets now as this year’s event features one of the “Just […]

Wild Tomato Pizza, Fish Creek Wisconsin

Visitors to Door County who have been enjoying Digger’s pizza in Fish Creek for almost 30 years were probably shocked this year when the Digger’s sign came down and the Wild Tomato sign went up. People don’t like it when their vacation dining destinations are gone. I still reminisce about childhood dinners eating Fried Walleye […]