The Churn

Food as Art? and Morning Roundup

Badgers fan Jill of Cheese & Champagne (and The Heavy Table) stages a Rose Bowl cheese face-off, the best chocolate in the US according to Dara, considering a New Year’s detox plan, A Perfect Pint’s “Year in Beer,” a massive applesauce production line, and a discussion of the age-old question: Is food art?

By Maja Ingeman

The daughter of an artist and a music teacher, Maja spent much of her childhood traveling the country in a rusty old van, attempting to model all of her father’s salable jewelry at the same time, and sampling the many edibles available both on the road and at the art fairs they visited. Though she now lives in Minneapolis, the coffee addiction and love for food that she picked up en route to one of their many destinations never left her. Between marketing work in the medical device industry and poring over the Harvard Business Review, she can typically be found holed up in her kitchen, baking bread every weekend and experimenting in between.