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

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

Jeanne Carpenter

is a former farm girl turned cheese geek, writing and talking about cheese for a living. As the specialty cheese manager at Metcalfe's Market-Hilldale in Madison, she works with Wisconsin cheesemakers to bring new products to market. Her motto is "Have Fun. Do Good. Eat Cheese."
Jeanne Carpenter

Shannon Henry Kleiber

is a Madison-based writer. Her second book, On My Honor: Real Life Lessons From America’s First Girl Scout, about Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, came out in 2012. She is a former staff writer and columnist for The Washington Post.
Shannon Henry Kleiber

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

Erica Krug

lives in Madison where she works as a freelance writer and photographer. Inspired by one of her favorite food writers, Molly Wizenberg, Erica created a blog in 2010 called Wisconsin Fun Next Exit, where she writes about vegetarian food and life in the Midwest.
Erica Krug

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

Francie Szostak Dekker

is thrilled to be contributing to Edible Madison through a Food Writing Fellowship with The Culinary Trust. She is a regular contributor for Edible Milwaukee and also serves as the Milwaukee County UW-Extension Nutrition Education Program Coordinator. When not volunteering as a Wisconsin Master Gardener, Francie can be found enjoying all the local food, live music and outdoor activities that southern Wisconsin offers.
Francie Szostak Dekker