Wisconsin Book Festival presents Lindsay Christians for MADISON CHEFS


Why do Salvatore’s tomato pies have the sauce on the top? Where did chef Tami Lax learn to identify mushrooms in the woods? How did Morris develop its signature ramen? Farm-to-table is a cliché, but its roots among the farmers and chefs of south-central Wisconsin are deep, vibrant, and resilient. From brats and burgers to bibimbap, Madison’s food scene looks substantially different than it did just a decade ago. Though the city has always been ahead of the locavore movement, a restaurant boom in the 2010s radically changed the dining landscape. Even when individual eateries close or chefs move on, their ideas, connections, and creativity have lasting power. Much larger cities have been unable to match the culinary variety, innovation, and depth of talent found in Wisconsin’s state capital. Lindsay Christians’s in-depth look at nine creative, intense, and dedicated chefs captures the reason why Madison’s food culture remains a gem in America’s Upper Midwest. This beautifully illustrated book will leave you salivating—or making reservations. Lindsay Christians will appear live in conversation with Kyle Nabilcy of Isthmus.

Central Library
Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Staff Info
Reserved time: -
Setup: 1 Hour
Takedown: No Take-down Required

4-piece stage for conversation. Small table between chairs. 2 microphones. Full chairs with wall down. 

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Created by: cmoran
Created: 1/25/22 - 1:18
Last updated: 2/22/22 - 3:32
Audience: Adult, General Interest
Type: Library Program
Category/Topic: Author Reading
Language: English
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