THE READER
August 2004

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Slow Food Fast

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Producer Profile: Willow Creek Farm

Movin' On Out: Eating Well
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Food for Thought Recipe Contest

Northside Community
Co-op Taking Off!

Community Calendar

Food For Thought
Recipe Contest

Real Meals from Local Fields


Here in the heartland, delicious, nutritious, locally grown food is available year-round and for everyday enjoyment. That’s the theme of the sixth annual Food For Thought Recipe Contest, a summer competition that this year is focusing on foods that “extend the season.” Cooks can choose from a tasty array of entry categories, including savory dishes, sweets, “Daily Special” main courses, and food preserving techniques like canning, freezing and drying. There’s also a kid’s category for cooks under 18.

This year’s grand prize winner will receive a $500 culinary vacation at the Washington Hotel and Cooking School in Door County, plus a membership in Slow Food. Great prizes will also be awarded to the top two entries in each category, including: gourmet dinners at Lombardino’s, Harvest, Nadia’s, and Tuscany Mediterranean Grill; overnight getaways at Arbor House and the Madison Concourse Hotel; gift certificates from Orange Tree Imports, Kessenich’s, Elegant Foods, Stoughton’s All Through the House and Wisconsinmade.com website.


Winning recipes will be announced and prizes awarded at the Food for Thought Festival, an annual celebration of food and sustainability held in Madison this fall on September 18th. The contest is organized by the Research, Education, Action and Policy (REAP) Food Group and is funded by Madison Area Technical College Culinary Arts Department, Willy Street Co-op, Natural Ovens Bakery, Organic Valley, and SERRV International among others. Deadline for entries is August 23rd. For entry forms, full contest details and contest rules, or more information, visit www. reapfoodgroup.org.