Our Contributors

Our Contributors

We are very grateful to our talented photographers, contributors and editorial advisors for the passion, knowledge and hard work they pour into the pages of Edible Madison. Read on to meet the contributors whose work appeared in the most recent print edition.

Terese Allen

has written scores of articles and books about Wisconsin’s food traditions and culinary culture, including the award-winning The Flavor of Wisconsin, The Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids, and Wisconsin Local Foods Journal. She is food editor for Organic Valley, president of the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW) and a longtime director of REAP Food Group, the cutting-edge food and sustainability organization based in Madison. She is hungry all the time.
Terese Allen

Wendy Allen

was born and raised in the cornfields of Iowa, and after multiple attempts to escape to other parts of the world, she found herself pulled back to the black Midwestern earth of her roots. She now calls the Driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin home, where she found a passion for organic food and discovered that fields can be filled with things other than corn. Still the wandering soul, she travels far and often, and has come to know that the most meaningful art is nestled in the places one calls home.
Wendy Allen

Megan Cain

helps people create gardens that feed their bodies and souls through design, education and consultation. Her business, The Creative Vegetable Gardener, is the go-to resource for home vegetable gardening in the Madison area. Her popular weekly garden blog is read by hundreds of gardeners around the country. She and her husband recently sold their former house and garden and are on the hunt for their new urban homestead.
Megan Cain

Jeanne Carpenter

is a cheese geek, but she didn't start out that way. Raised on Velveeta on a family farm in Wisconsin, after college she worked as a journalist and then as a spokesperson for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. Today, as part of her own company, Wisconsin Cheese Originals, Jeanne promotes artisan cheeses for a living. She founded the annual Wisconsin Original Cheese Festival, held every November in Madison, where consumers meet more than 50 cheesemakers and sample hundreds of Wisconsin original cheeses.
Jeanne Carpenter

Jim Klousia

holds a Communication and Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. A Wisconsin native, he is a local adventurer who loves food, photos and a good wheat beer. He is passionate about enjoying food with others and capturing life in Southern Wisconsin through photography.
Jim Klousia

Dani Lind

spent 10 years as the produce manager/buyer at the Viroqua Food Co-op helping customers decide what's for dinner (something fresh and local, of course!). She now co-owns a catering business that focuses on local/seasonal foods, Rooted Spoon Culinary. Dani loves to grow and preserve her own vegetables, herbs and fruits and help her husband raise grass-fed steers and chickens on their farm near Soldiers Grove. She develops recipes and vegetable handling tips for the Driftless Organics CSA newsletter and occasionally hawks produce at the Driftless Organics Dane County Farmers Market stand.
Dani Lind