Flavor of WI Book CoverIt’s harvest time, so let’s celebrate Wisconsin’s wonderful food heritage with cookbooks, food tastings, and a talk by culinary historian Traci Nathans-Kelly, who teaches at UW–Madison and Cornell University. The program takes place on Friday, September 20, 5:30–8:00 p.m. at Steenbock Library, 550 Babcock Drive and Microbial Sciences, 1550 Linden Drive

  • 5:30–7:00 p.m. Steenbock Library: Browse the 5,000-plus-volume cookbook collection, watch a cooking demonstration, sample the results, and meet other cooks, chefs, local growers, food historians, and foodies. Food Demonstation with Chef Kevin Appleton, Vom FassMadison College Culinary Arts Program
  • 7:00–8:00 p.m. Walk across the street to the Ebling Symposium Center in Microbial Sciences to hear a talk by Traci Nathans-Kelly titled “Porcupine Meatballs: Finding History in Community Cookbooks.” Traci will talk about community cookbooks and explore the micro-history found in each recipe.

Co-sponsored by Steenbock LibraryCulinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW), REAP Food GroupAnnual Food for Thought Festival(September 21,2013), Wisconsin Local Foods JournalGreenHouse Learning Community and Vom Fass.

Check out our sponsors websites for more information and food related activities. Mark your calendar for the Free 15th Annual Food for Thought Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 -1:30 pm, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, off the Capitol Square in Madison.