Author: Otehlia Cassidy

Fantastic Fromage: This year's favorite cheeses

It's hard to choose one favorite Wisconsin cheese

It's hard to choose a favorite Wisconsin cheese, but this year's winners embody an array of great options. Hook's cheddars and blues are standouts, and Carr Valley's original Gouda is just the gateway to other off-the-beaten-path options. Here are two…

The Art Behind Martial Arts

Learn what the best martial arts style is for you

Whether your goal is to increase strength and fitness, learn self-defense skills or trian for competition, there is a martial arts form for you.

13 great global bowls to dig into in Madison

Madison has rice and noodle bowls by the bunches

Asian-inspired noodle and rice bowls are a frequent offering on restaurant menus, ranging from traditional Vietnamese vermicelli bowls and Chinese hot pot to innovative dishes that combine global flavors with local flair.

Plant proteins offer satisfying options to meat

Tofu, tempeh, seitan and beans are nutritious,...

In many parts of the world, plant proteins are dietary staples, as meat is prohibitively expensive. Tofu, tempeh, seitan and beans are common protein sources that, in our opinion, are too tasty to be considered replacements.

Vegans can unite, discuss options

In a city where brats reign supreme at summer cookouts and farm-raised meats are the featured item on many kitchen tables, making connections with other vegetarians can be challenging.

Don't push vegetarian dishes to the side

Madison offers just a few vegetarian-only eating establishments, but the options for vegetarian fare in Madison are extensive, and the choices are elevated well beyond simply omitting meat from a dish. Many vegetarian dishes stand alone, featuring fresh vegetables, legumes, cheeses and grains. These top picks—found everywhere from fine-dining establishments to bars—are delicious and filling enough to satisfy even the most devoted meat eater.

3 markets that boast specialty items

From ethnic grocers to corner stores, small mom-and-pop markets are the places you go for something specific, and end up with items you didn't even know you needed. 

Meet Andy Hatch of Uplands Cheese

Andy Hatch knows a thing or two about what it...

Andy Hatch knows a thing or two about what it takes to make cheese worthy of the Wisconsin name.

K is for Kimchi

Six restaurants and businesses offer kimchi, a...

Six restaurants and businesses offer kimchi, a delicious spicy and sour fermented food packed with vitamins and nutrients.

E is for Essentials

Get your dream kitchen goals on track with some...

Get your dream kitchen goals on track with some of these must-have tools.

A is for Aioli

Food writer Otehlia Cassidy writes a love...

Food writer Otehlia Cassidy writes a love letter to aioli, the simple, subtle sauce we adore.

5 food carts with ethnic flair

Let's Eat Out takes food carts to the streets...

Let’s Eat Out takes food carts to the streets to support access to local food and mobile food vendors.