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7 Foods Wisconsin Does Best

07/09/14

7 Foods Wisconsin Does Best

Bratwurst, cheese curds and frozen custard are just a few of our favorites

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Classic Cocktail: The Old Fashioned

06/12/14

Classic Cocktail: The Old Fashioned

Drink fads come and go, but the Old Fashioned is here to stay

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Chicken and the Egg

06/02/14

Chicken and the Egg

The European chicken dish brings back memories of trips abroad, and six local restaurants offer their own take on chicken from The Continent

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With Asparagus Here, It's Stalking Season

05/19/14

With Asparagus Here, It's Stalking Season

Eight local restaurants that know how to show off the tasty green vegetable, plus a roasted asparagus recipe

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Top 21 All-American Foods (Part II)

04/14/14

Top 21 All-American Foods (Part II)

The list continues.

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Top 21 All-American Foods (Part I)

04/07/14

Top 21 All-American Foods (Part I)

They might not be the most refined foods, but they certainly scream USA

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The Grasshopper, a Supper Club Staple, Has New Orleans Roots

03/10/14

The Grasshopper, a Supper Club Staple, Has New Orleans Roots

Plus local recommendations and a recipe for grasshopper pie

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My Top 50 Favorite Foods (Part II)

02/18/14

My Top 50 Favorite Foods (Part II)

From vegetables to meat to Creole specialties, the foods on this list represent a wide range of flavors

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Where's the Pizza?

01/27/14

Where's the Pizza?

Pizza as a food has a storied past, both here in Madison and, in a broader sense, in America

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My Top 50 Favorite Foods (Part I)

01/21/14

My Top 50 Favorite Foods (Part I)

After much deliberation, a food writer takes a stand

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Dan CurdI found my interest in writing by accident. My training and first job was as a graphic designer. Unemployed, the only employment I could find in advertising at that time was as a copywriter. Somehow, I convinced Richard Newman & Associates to hire me. Later I learned they were desperate. Madison has been my home off and on since 1957 (nonstop for the past 31 years). I write about food, which I love. – Dan Curd

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