Irwin Goldman

Winter 2014

Irwin Goldman packages seeds for the Open Source Seed Initiative. Using envelopes such as the one below, OSSI sent material to 6,000 …

By the Numbers: 69,031

Summer 2014

Babcock Hall Dairy Store

Eew or Yum?

Summer 2013 — 2 comments

A pioneering UW entomologist helped start the insects-as-food movement.

Melinda Myers MS’86: Turning Black Thumbs Green

Spring 2014 — 1 comment

For Melinda Myers MS’86, there’s something special about helping people grow their first tomato.

Milk Matters

Winter 2013 — 9 comments · 4 reader letters

Dairy is not "straw hats and bib overalls" at the UW. The flagship institution in America's Dairyland draws on a long history of lacto-research, modern technology, and big data to thrive in what has become a very scientific field.

Juston Stix

Fall 2013 — 1 reader letter

They’re loaded with butter and cheese. What’s not to love?


Fall 2013

Students make s’mores at Dejope residence hall, September 10, 2012. Photo by Bryce Richter …

Building a Better Burger

Fall 2013 — 4 comments

Students create new recipe for a Wisconsin restaurant chain.

Sweet and Scary: Leigh Henderson MBA’07

Fall 2013

When it comes to baking cakes, Leigh Henderson MBA’07 is good — scary good.

The Birth of Vitamin A

Fall 2013 — 9 comments · 1 reader letter

With his accidental discovery of Vitamin A, UW professor Elmer McCollum kickstarted the field of modern nutrition.

Badger Foodies

Fall 2013 — 5 comments · 1 reader letter

What's a nine-letter word for "interwoven verbal puzzle"? Crossword! Try On Wisconsin's first cruciverbal challenge

Ale’s Well

Fall 2013 — 3 comments

The Beer Mapper helps people choose the right suds.

And Now for Something Delicious

Fall 2013

Terrace Brat stand update

Student Watch: Summer 2013

Summer 2013 — 1 reader letter

Tips and tricks for the dinner table during a job search

Ask the Experts

Summer 2013 — 3 comments · 2 reader letters

On Wisconsin dispatches a bevy of reporters to track down UW experts and ask for advice on everyday stuff.

Paisan’s, by Any Other Address …

Spring 2013

History of a local landmark.

Mission Possible

Winter 2012 — 1 comment

Think that world hunger can’t be overcome? Bettina Luescher begs to differ.

Being Neighborly

Winter 2012 — 1 comment

Students discover there’s much to savor in south Madison.

Bob Wills MS’81, PhD’83, JD’91: Urban Cheesemaker

Winter 2012 — 1 comment

When night settles on Milwaukee’s near south side, Clock Shadow Creamery starts humming


Winter 2012 — 2 comments · 1 reader letter

There appears to be a direct correlation between possessing a UW–Madison degree and having an affinity for Paisan’s Italian Restaurant.

Student Watch: Fall 2012

Fall 2012

Eric Dahl x’13 has a job that might be the envy of many college students: he’s paid to eat.

Tasty Teaching

Summer 2012

A popular option for first-year students brings classes down to size.

Alumni Weekend Gets a New Recipe

Spring 2012

Annual event takes the focus off class reunions and puts it on learning and food.

Sarah Wu ’99: Exposing School Lunches

Spring 2012 — 1 comment

A hotdog encased in soggy bagel dough with a side of Tater Tots and a skimpy fruit cup might not seem like much to write home about, but . . .

Leading the War on Obesity

Spring 2012 — 3 comments · reader letter

Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.

Rennie’s: Then and Now

Fall 2011 — 11 comments · 2 reader letters

The store and its name evoke memories both strong and sweet.

Celebrating Mad Grads Everywhere

Fall 2011

WAA unveils two gifts at campus birthday party.

Six Degrees of [Curing] Bacon

Fall 2011 — 4 comments · 1 reader letter

This new program teaches the art and science of working with meat.

Library Mall Food Carts

Summer 2011 — 8 comments

Library Mall is a little bit like Epcot theme park, but much easier on the wallet

Tasty Invaders

Spring 2011 — 1 comment · 1 reader letter

Students and professors find crayfish study to be rewarding — and delicious.

Home-Field Advantage

Spring 2011 — 1 comment

Despite the hurdles, campus dining facilities are incorporating locally grown foods.

Waste Not, Want Not

Winter 2010

To feed the hungry, researcher looks to crops that aren’t being harvested.

The Plazaburger

Winter 2010 — 3 comments · 1 reader letter

Without the sauce, it might be just another burger. And without the burger, the Plaza Tavern might be just another bar.

Student Watch

Fall 2010

The Division of University Housing has developed ways to feed every nutritional need.

Spreading the Love

Summer 2010 — 2 comments

Barry Levenson makes a compelling case for his chosen condiment.