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2012 Madison Favorites: Cooking at Home
Ken's magnificent meat in Monona. For more photos, click gallery, above.
Credit:Phoebe Guenzel

Eating at home can be just as fabulous as dining out with the benefits of great local bakeries, cheesemakers, CSA farms, butchers, wine/spirit shops and groceries. To the person who voted for Zingerman's, the deli and bakehouse in Ann Arbor, Mich.: We salute your loyalty, but free your mind.

Favorite Specialty Food Shop
1. Fromagination
2. The Mustard Museum
3. Vom Fass

Favorite Wisconsin Cheese
1. Aged cheddar from Hook's
2. Pleasant Ridge Reserve, from Uplands Cheese Company
3. Bandaged Cheddar from Bleu Mont Dairy

Favorite CSA Farm
1. Vermont Valley
2. Harmony Valley
3. Driftless Organics

Favorite Butcher Shop
1. Ken's Meats & Deli
2. Jenifer Street Market
3. Jacobson's

Favorite Natural Food Store
1. Willy Street Co-op
2. Whole Foods
3. Farmers' markets

Favorite Bakery for Bread
1. Batch Bakehouse
2. Madison Sourdough Co.
3. Clasen's

Favorite Bakery for Sweets
1. Batch Bakehouse
2. Greenbush Bakery
3. Bloom Bake Shop

Favorite Shop for Wine or Spirits
1. Steve's
2. Star Liquor
3. Woodman's

Favorite Grocery Store
1. Willy Street Co-op
2. Metcalfe's
3. Woodman's

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