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

Anna Thomas Bates

, co-founder of Landmark Creamery and a freelance writer, lives in Albany, Wisconsin, with her family, dog and chickens. She moved to Wisconsin 18 years ago and after visiting the Dane County Farmers’ Market and camping at Newport State Park, she’s never looked back. She writes a blog, TallGrassKitchen.com, and contributes regularly to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online. You can taste her award-winning grilled cheese sandwiches at Landmark Creamery Provisions in Paoli, Wisconsin.
Anna Thomas Bates

John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist

are co-authors of "Homemade for Sale", "Farmstead Chef", "Rural Renaissance" and "Ecopreneuring." Ivanko also reports on emerging technology issues for outlets such as Innovation and Tech Today and is the co-author of six children’s books, including "To Be A Kid." Kivirist covers women’s issues in food and farming and wrote "Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers." This husband-and-wife team run Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B outside Monroe, completely powered by renewable energy.
John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist

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

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

Andy Radtke

lives and works in Wisconsin’s ancient Driftless region, northwest of Madison. After ten years as resident of that city, where he attended the University of Wisconsin, waited tables at a west-side eatery and learned to make art, he moved back to his family’s retired farm in the rolling hills. Andy writes for family farmers in between bouts of picture making.
Andy Radtke