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Family Recipe

08/09/12

Family Recipe

Our favorite foods taste so much better when shared with people we love.

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Pizza Pros

07/24/12

Pizza Pros

The La Fortuna crew is fired up for pizzas out of the oven and flatbreads on the grill

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Perfect Pairings

07/12/12

Perfect Pairings

Wines and cocktails bring out the best in local cheeses

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Embracing Trends

06/27/12

Embracing Trends

Giving in to craft cocktails balsamic vinegar-topped desserts

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Tasteful Rhubarb

06/12/12

Tasteful Rhubarb

This ingredient never goes out of style!

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Community Growing

05/31/12

Community Growing

Inch by inch, row by row, Madisonians are making a difference for their neighbors in need

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A Recipe With Mothers in Mind

05/15/12

A Recipe With Mothers in Mind

Pecan chocolate chip banana bread brightens anyone's day

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In the Kitchen with Matt Myers

05/02/12

In the Kitchen with Matt Myers

Get to know the creative chef at Brocach on Monroe

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Wonderful Weeds

04/17/12

Wonderful Weeds

Edible plants and flowers can be fun—and tasty—ways to bring spring into your kitchen

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A Delicious Staycation

04/03/12

A Delicious Staycation

Take a culinary spring break along Park Street

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About This Blog

Writing has always provided an anchor for my passions, which focus deeply on food, dance, environmental conservation and culture. I grew up “helping” my dad cultivate a prolific garden that produced too many radishes and watching my mom make almost all of our food from scratch, including horehound candy. Meanwhile I took my first African dance class in high school, which ignited my continuing quest to travel to West Africa, via Europe and South America, to study dance.

Through my travels, I learned that we are all connected by food, and our basic need to eat. Since moving to Madison in 1998 to pursue degrees in conservation biology and dance, I have developed an appreciation for the richness of our local food community, and a great desire to share it with others. What started as a personal food blog, A World of Flavors, has since grown into a business teaching cooking classes and leading local and international food tours.

I look forward to sharing culinary adventures with you through my Madison Magazine blog Local Flavor and monthly Dining In recipe column.

  – Otehlia Cassidy
Follow Otehlia on Twitter @madisoneats

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