Archive for January, 2010

If you’re a fan of the book (or have friends and/or family who are) and you’re in the greater Twin Cities metro area, we’ll be all over the place in February.

Minnesota Food and Wine Experience
We’ll be there on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2:30pm, signing books.

Edesia Cookbook Review

This is a monthly meeting of cooking fans convened by food writer Kim Ode of the Star Tribune; we’ll be at Barnes and Noble in the Galleria in Edina, MN at 7pm, Monday, Feb. 22.

The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show
We’ll be there Feb. 25 at noon, doing a cooking demo (a walnut/mushroom pie featuring Wisconsin and Minnesota cheese) and signing books.


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Becca and I had a great time at the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest in Madison this past Saturday. We got to see a bunch of friends (Bruce Workman of Edelweiss and Bob Wills from Cedar Grove, the Furthermore Beer guys, Matt and Clare from Quince and Apple, and others) and meet some new ones, including Linda Falkenstein of the Isthmus, the talented folks at Bolzano Artisan Meats, the delightful power couple behind New Glarus beer, and the folks at Roelli Cheese Haus. We also tried a few some lots of beer and cheese samples.

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Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin was the #1 item in The Twin Cities Metro Magazine 5. Here’s the stirring conclusion:

Cheese is still the star of this picturesque 200-page paperback, but it’s the good people who have for generations made their living from curd who account for the book’s pulse. In other words, it’s the kind of loving tribute that’s long overdue for one of the world’s culinary treasures. Because Wisconsin cheese is certainly that.

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Another nice review of the book, this time in the Bay View Compass:

The volume is beautifully designed with judicious, generous white space, engaging photographs, and lucid text, including those passages about cheese chemistry and production. One can read the entire work in a couple of hours but there’s so much information I would expect many will file it on the locavore shelf of their home library’s reference section.

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