The Dane County Farmers' Market: History, Recipes, and Community Culture with Terese Allen

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Guest Speaker

Age Group:

Family, Adults
Registration for this event will close on April 25, 2024 @ 6:30pm.

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Event Details

Terese Allen's fourteenth cookbook celebrates of one of the county’s most renowned farmers markets with some 125 recipes that give local ingredients an international spin. Featuring a history of Madison's 50-plus year market, a foreword by James Beard award winner Chef Tory Miller and a gorgeous array of color photos, it's also a warm-hearted salute to the vendors, shoppers and chefs who make the nation's largest producers-only farmers' market an important "third-place" community venue. In this presentation, Allen explores the origins of and stories from the market that revitalized downtown Madison, helped area agriculture flourish and changed the character of food culture in the region.

Registration is not required, but please register below if you would like an email reminder prior to the event.

About Terese Allen:

Terese Allen has been called Wisconsin’s “premier food writer” and “the keeper of our culinary heritage.” Her columns have run in magazines and newspapers such as Edible Madison, Edible Door, Isthmus, Wisconsin Trails, and her books include The Flavor of Wisconsin, The Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids, Fresh Market Wisconsin, Wisconsin Local Foods Journal, and The Ovens of Brittany Cookbook. A former chef, Terese is co-founder and a longtime leader of the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW), former food editor of Organic Valley, and past president of REAP Food Group.


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