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FLAVORFUL FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
School is out, and the kids are ready for summer fun! Just in time for rainy days and air-conditioned afternoons, “The Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids” gives youngsters a real taste for hands-on history by showing them how to create foods that link us to Wisconsin’s heritage and resources.
Designed for kids and adults to use together, “The Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids” draws upon the same source material that makes “The Flavor of Wisconsin” by Harva Hachten and Terese Allen an appetizing cookbook/food history. Presented in a colorful, kid-friendly format, “The Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids” shares stories about where our food comes from, with chapters featuring forests; waters; vegetable, meat, and dairy farms; gardens; and communities.
The authors explore our state’s foodways, from their origins to how they have changed over the years, and then offer a selection of related recipes. The recipes are written for modern kitchens but use many traditional ingredients and techniques. Level of difficulty is clearly noted, as well as whether a recipe requires a heat source to prepare (the authors designed a number of the recipes with classroom activities in mind). The book is richly illustrated with both historical and contemporary photos.
Cooking Demonstration by Terese Allen
About the Authors
Terese Allen has written many books and articles about Wisconsin’s food traditions and culinary culture, including “The Flavor of Wisconsin,” the 2012 Wisconsin Local Foods Journal, and “Cafe Wisconsin Cookbook.” She is food editor for Organic Valley and a columnist for “Edible Madison” magazine. Terese serves as president of the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW) and is the former chair of the REAP Food Group, a food and sustainability organization in southern Wisconsin.
As director of the Office of School Services at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Bobbie Malone wrote and edited many books for classrooms, including the fourth grade textbook, “Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story;” the New Badger History series; and the Badger Biographies series. Now she consults with school districts and museums and is busily working on a biography of author-illustrator Lois Lenski.