Featured Program

Coming Up Next:

June 3, 2015 - Eat Their Words: A Food Writers Panel Discussion

Tonight’s program features three Wisconsin  writers who explore the pleasures and pitfalls, the tales and techniques of writing about food in today’s food-crazy world. Representing a journalist and editor’s perspective is Milwaukee Journal Sentinel food editor Nancy Stohs. Award-winning novelist Michele Wildgen, author of Bread and Butter, co-founder of Madison writer’s studio and executive editor at Tin House Magazine, shares her expertise on using food in fiction and non-fiction.Rounding out the panel is food and beer writer Kyle Nabilcy, a senior contributor to Isthmus whose articles, website, blogs, Tweets and Facebook posts make him a social media presence in our region. The evening’s discussion will be moderated by Wisconsin food writer and CHEW member Terese Allen.

To learn more about the June meeting panelists and their work, check out these links:
Nancy Stohs - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Michelle Wildgen
Kyle Nabilcy – Irony or Mayo; Isthmus


Future Programs

July 1, 2015 – “CHEW Birthday Party”……Members only…Location and details to be announced

August – No Meeting: Happy Vacation!

September 2, 2015 – to be announced


Please join us for CHEW meetings at 7:15 pm  on the first Wednesdays of the month at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI.  If you’re coming to the meeting, why not bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Goodman Center food pantry!  The Center is giving out food as fast as it can take it in and the need has never been greater. Items needed: tuna, beans, shelf-stable milk, juice, canned fruits & vegetables, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, cereal, infant formula, baby food, diapers, soup (not tomato), rice, can openers. Financial donations also welcome.


Membership - To be come a member of CHEW click here Newsletter – to receive our email newsletter, just send us a note at chewwisconsin@gmail.com Meetings – Meeting place and time, click here. Depending on speaker/topic, location can vary, please check the monthly meeting for location if different than the Goodman Community Center.


CHEW Library - One advantage of coming to a monthly CHEW meeting is access to CHEW’s traveling library. Our collection totals almost 60 titles – ranging from the esteemed Ovens of Brittany Cookbook to Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food. We have copies of the books written by virtually every guest speaker we have had in the last ten years, e.g.,  Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin’s Settlers by Marcia Carmichael, chief gardener at Old World Wisconsin; Kathleen Kline’s People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish, and Cluck: From Jungle Fowl to Chicks by Susan Troller. To peruse all the book titles on the CHEW web site, click Culinary. You can put in an “order” for a specific book by emailing chewwisconsin@gmail.comand the book will be brought to the next meeting, if it hasn’t already been checked out. Several titles will also be featured at each meeting–you’ll hear a short review and will have the opportunity to check one of the featured titles out for a month. We are happy to provide this personal service.

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