Thursday, November 19, 2009

Collection Development Suggestion: "The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin"

Link to Doug Moe's November 18 Wisconsin State Journal column, "They wrote the book on cheesemakers".

Excerpt: Jim Norton says that while he has always been passionate about food, he never really wrote about it until recently. But that's not strictly true.

Norton, 34, a Madison native and West High grad, has a new book, "The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin," produced with his photographer wife, Becca Dilley, who is also a West graduate. The couple will be at the Memorial Union's Main Lounge from 5:30-7 p.m. to discuss the book and provide samples of some of the best Wisconsin cheeses.

But I first read Jim Norton nearly seven years ago, and he was writing about food - chicken wings on State Street.

Checking LINKcat, I find that there are 9 copies with 19 holds. (Let's make this a collection development alert.)

And as long as we're checking things out, take a look at Jim and Becca's book blog. It contains lots of great links, including one to Cedar Grove Cheese, who supplied two large trays of specialty cheeses for the South Central Library System Foundation reception honoring Peter and Ann Hamon. (Thanks again, Bob Wills!!)

Jim and Becca's book tour included a stop at the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids.

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