Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine
Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine

Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626196155
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 06/22/2015
Series: American Palate
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,218,881
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nichole Fromm works as a librarian and enjoys bicycling. JonMichael Rasmus works at the Wisconsin Lottery and is a popular music scholar. He has co-designed two board games: Those Pesky Garden Gnomes (Rio Grande) and Double Feature (Renegade). In 2004, they began "Eating in Madison A to Z," a weblog chronicling their alphabetical adventure in the capital city's food scene. Since then, Nichole and JM have eaten at nearly one thousand Madison area-restaurants.

Table of Contents

Foreword Erika Janik 9

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction 13

1 The History of Madison's Food Culture 15

2 Land, Labor, Capitol 37

3 Farm to Table for Four: Old Buildings, New Restaurants 49

4 Seventy-seven Years Ago: Madison's Most Enduring Eateries 57

5 Soul Proprietors: African American Restaurant Owners and Chefs 71

6 An Isthmus of Meat: Burgers in Madison 83

7 Madison's Culinary Godmother: The Ovens of Brittany Story 95

8 Three Square Meals 111

9 Surrounded by Reality 121

10 Around the World in Eight Restaurants 135


I The One Hundred Most Influential Restaurants in Madison History 141

II Madison Magazine's Best of Madison 145

III Isthmus's Madison's Favorites 151

IV Best New Restaurant (Madison Magazine / Isthmus) 157

Bibliography 163

Index 177

About the Authors 189

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