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 books and articles about the foodways of Wisconsin, including the award-winning titles "The Flavor of Wisconsin" and "The Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids." She is co-founder and a longtime leader of the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW). If you want to get Terese going, just ask her the best way to fix an old-fashioned, how to hunt for morels, or why fish fries thrive in our state.
Terese Allen

Wendy Allen

is digital editor, copy editor, and a writer for Edible Madison. She reads style guides for fun, believes stories have power, and is fascinated by the evolution of the English language—for better or worse. Her mission: to wrestle the wily comma into submission.
Wendy Allen

Bjorn Bergman

lives in Viroqua, Wisconsin, with his wife, Heidi. He is passionate about growing food and eating seasonally. Each growing season, he keeps a large garden and loves spending time preserving the harvest by drying, canning, freezing, and fermenting. Every summer and fall, he teaches a variety of food preservation classes through the Driftless Folk School as a way to share sustainable living ideas with others. He works at the Viroqua Food Co-op as their outreach coordinator.
Bjorn Bergman

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 and now owns and operates Rooted Spoon Culinary, a catering business that focuses on local, seasonal foods. Dani loves to grow and preserve her own vegetables, herbs and fruits and help her husband raise grass-fed steers on their farm near Soldiers Grove.
Dani Lind

Brennan Nardi

is communications director at Madison Community Foundation, which stewards donor-advised and other charitable funds to benefit nonprofits in greater Madison and around the world. From 2005 to 2015, Nardi served as editor of Madison Magazine and currently writes a monthly column for the magazine called “Startup City.” Nardi and her husband own the Harmony Bar & Grill, and are the proud parents of an East High Purgolder.
Brennan Nardi

Laura Poe

is a registered dietitian in private practice, focused on healing with real foods and herbs. She loves to spread knowledge and enthusiasm for great food, teaching traditional cooking and fermentation classes around the region. This causes her fridge to overflow with jars of pickled goodies. Originally from Missouri, Laura has been living in Viroqua for four years and now understands why cheese curds are a thing. She also loves to canoe, drink coffee and watch stand-up comedy.
Laura Poe

Shizue RocheAdachi

likes to tell stories. No matter the medium, she's always happiest when knee-deep in narrative. Shizue works in branding and content creation in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin, where for a time she also raised sheep and cattle. She is the founder of the recently launched wool bedding company, Patchwork Goods, which supports the revitalization of our regional fibershed by direct sourcing wool from sheep farmers here in the Midwest.
Shizue RocheAdachi