Virtual Author Visit: Lindsay Christians with Francesca Hong

Wednesday, February 02nd


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About the Book

Why do Salvatore's tomato pies have the sauce on the top? Where did chef Tami Lax learn to identify mushrooms in the woods? How did Morris develop its signature ramen? Lindsay Christians's in-depth look at nine creative, intense, and dedicated chefs captures the reason why Madison's dining culture remains a gem in America's Upper Midwest.


About the Author

Lindsay Christians is the food editor and arts writer at The Capital Times and cohost of the Corner Table, a podcast about food and drink in Madison. Her writing has appeared in Growler, Eating Well, the Chicago Tribune, and Zagat, among others. Lindsay Christians' Website -

About the Guest

Francesca Hong is a second-generation Wisconsinite, mother, community organizer and service industry worker Madison, Wisconsin. Hong cooked at many local restaurants, including Brasserie V, Restaurant Magnus, La Brioche True Food and Graze, before becoming executive chef at Shinji Muramoto’s 43 North. She and Matt Morris opened Morris Ramen in downtown Madison in 2016, the same year she co-founded the Culinary Ladies Collective with Tami Lax and Laila Borokhim. In February 2020, Hong co-organized Femmestival, a festival that celebrates women and nonbinary entrepreneurs, artists and producers. Also in 2020, she was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly to represent the 76th District, making her Wisconsin’s first Asian American representative.