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André Darlington on food, wine and dining in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Tasty Guide to a Healthy Planet video series on ethical eating seeking Kickstarter support

Tasty Guide to a Healthy Planet is an online video series that seeks to raise awareness of sustainable foods. Or, rather, it will be, if it emerges successful from its Kickstarter campaign. >More
Summer sips from Madison's developing cocktail culture

The revival of the television comedy Arrested Development has caused a rift among Madison bartenders. Many think the comedic timing is off -- the new episodes simply aren't funny. But even if the series is not a complete hit, it has at least helped revive bottle service in Madison. >More
Grab some agretti from Jones Valley Farms at the Dane County Farmers' Market

Agretti -- also called saltwort, Russian thistle, barilla plant, Salsola soda, or monk's beard -- is a succulent native to the Mediterranean. It is salt-tolerant, and normally grows in brackish water along the coastline. It was once the source of soda ash (sodium chloride) that was a key element to early glass-making. In fact, the clarity of the famous Venetian glass chandeliers was once attributed to this humble herb. >More
Morels, nettles and lamb's quarters in season at the Madison's farmers' markets (recipe)

Madison's farmers' markets are finally in full swing after the slow spring. Vendor tables are laden with rhubarb, asparagus, green onions, early kale, leafy lettuces and morels. >More
It's not too late to join the Madison Sweet Potato Project and help the hungry

It's not too late to sign up to grow sweet potatoes for the inaugural year of the Madison Sweet Potato Project. A collaboration between Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin), Slow Food Madison, Dane County Extension, Equinox Farm and the River Food Pantry, is helping volunteers grow an estimated 11,000 sweet potatoes this season. >More
Barista Camp comes to Wisconsin

The Barista Guild of America is holding its 2013 Barista Camp over June 3-5 at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. It will be the first time the national event is being held in Wisconsin. >More
Beekeeping classes run throughout the summer and fall at Mad Urban Bees

Honey bees have had their worst year yet in 2013. Colony collapse disorder is ravaging the U.S. bee population, claiming 31.1% of the nation's pollinators. For large monoculture farms such as the almond industry in California, this means there are barely enough bees to truck in to pollinate the crop. The crisis should be serving as a wake-up call to the bee and agriculture industry. One bright spot locally is Mad Urban Bees and its ongoing beekeeping classes. >More
Balanced Tray Yoga class designed for service industry aches and pains

Cass Hanson has been practicing yoga since she was 15 and began teaching it three years ago. She's now a regular instructor at the Studio, where she leads classes aimed at multiple ability levels. But it is the class she has designed specifically for service industry workers, called Balanced Tray, that is her passion. >More
Who's attending the Vernon Hershberger raw milk trial?

A line for the security checkpoint snaked down the stairs of the third-floor entrance of the Sauk County Courthouse room on Wednesday, where dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is on trial for several violations surrounding operating a dairy and selling milk without the proper licenses, but what amounts to selling raw milk. >More
Food freedom activists support raw milk and Vernon Hershberger in panel at Ringling Theatre

Why is Sauk County dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger on trial for selling raw milk from a facility that inspectors rated with an A grade? After a highly unusual armed raid on his farm in 2010? Speakers at a panel held Tuesday evening at the Al Ringling Theatre in Baraboo trained their gaze squarely on Big Dairy. >More
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