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EIRV 2006-10 - Issue #1

EIRV 2006-10 - Issue #1

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Edible iowa river valley fall 2006 1
fall 2006
10on good land
Preserve the Apples, Preserve the Orchard
Simple Methods of Apple Preservation Can Also Help Protect Iowa’s Treasured but Dwindling Orchards 
by Kurt Michael Friese 
13movers and shakers
Rudy’s Tacos: Waterloo’s Model of Local Food
by Kamyar Enshayan
14Iowa forage
Visiting Old Friends in the Woods
Inside an Iowa Wild Food Foray at Squire Point withMycologist Damian Pieper and Members of the Prairie State Mushroom Clubby Damian Pieper 
15Notes from the foodshed
Traceability: Finding Food in Iowa
by Ken Meter 
3 grist for the mill
Editor’s Letter 
4 what’s in season
Heritage Turkeys: Preserving a Thanksgiving Tradition, Plate by Plate 
by Wendy Wasserman
6 Edible Imbibables
Brewing Up Autumn in Iowa
by Katie Roche
7 subscription form8 what a difference a day makes
 A Day Trip from Iowa City to Decorah
by Kurt Michael Friese
17 buy fresh, buy localmoving forward
by Mallory Smith
18 Incredible edibles
Food Finds in Ames 
by Brian Morelli
19 behind closed doors
Rummaging Through My Fridge 
by Rob Cline
edible endeavors
Practical Farmers of Iowa: 21 Years of Sustainable Success 
 advertiser directory 
The Bounty of Wilson’s Orchard 
by Carole Topalian
Dear Reader,Thank you so much for picking up the premiere issue of the only periodical dedicated entirely to the food scene in east and centralIowa.
Edible Iowa River Valley 
is a seasonal magazine that celebratesthe abundance of Eastern Iowa, from the bluffs of Decorah to theDes Moines metro area, and from our Mississippi River towns toour fertile farms and fields. We showcase the family farmers, chefs,food artisans, farmers’ market vendors and other food-relatedbusinesses for their dedication to using the highest quality, seasonal,locally grown products.If you love food that is raised with care, prepared with passion andserved with love, then you’ll love the people, places and stories of 
Edible Iowa River Valley 
.It’s appropriate that
premieres here and now. We’re a memberof a nationwide family of publications, each locally owned andoperated and each dedicated to showcasing the food that makes itsregion great. Now Iowa stands alongside places like Santa Fe, SanFrancisco, Phoenix, Brooklyn and Cape Cod (among many others)as a home to an
magazine.For our first edition, we sought out the people who know food, and the people who know Iowa, to present their takes onautumn’s harvest flavor. You’ll hear from our resident beer maven, Katie Roche, about the great fall brews from Iowa’smicrobreweries, and from confessed mushroom geek Damian Pieper about a walk in the woods.Rob Cline will take you “Behind Closed Doors” in a sneak peak into his refrigerator, and Kamyar Enshayan reveals the secretto the success of Waterloo landmark Rudy’s Tacos. We have the first in a series of updates on the Buy Fresh, Buy Localprogram in our state, and the first nonprofit profile in our series
Edible Endeavors 
. Meanwhile, we’ll show you where to get agreat Thanksgiving turkey that preserves the heritage of the holiday, and take you on a road trip from Iowa City to Decorah while Brian Morelli reveals where to find the good eats in Ames. All that and more in 24 pages of full-color
yumminess. So sit back, pour yourself a nice cold local brew and dig in! And you can find even more, like area food events and where to find
on our website at www.EdibleIowa.com.Oh, and by the way, every issue of 
is free on the newsstandsbut it sure would be a great thing if you’d pass this issuealong to a friend, get a subscription for yourself and your extended family, and maybe even stop by our wonderful advertisersand tell them that you saw their ad in
. Then, tell your friends, coworkers, neighbors, people you stop next to atstoplights or ride in elevators with that
is here and they should pick up a copy.Thanks again for checking us out, and please write and tell us what you think at Info@EdibleIowaRiverValley.com.
 Wendy Wasserman,
Kurt Michael Friese,
2 fall 2006 Edible iowa river valley Edible iowa river valley fall 2006 3
for the mill
EDIBLE iowa river valley 
PUBLISHER  Wendy WassermanEDITOR-IN-CHIEFKurt Michael FrieseCONTACT USEdible Iowa River Valley 22 Riverview Drive NEIowa City, Iowa 52240-7973Telephone:(319) 400-2526info@edibleiowarivervalley.com www.edibleiowarivervalley.comCUSTOMER SERVICE
Edible Iowa River Valley 
takes pride inproviding its subscribers with fast, friendly service.Subscribe • Give a Gift • Buy an Ad(319) 400-2526info@edibleiowarivervalley.comLETTERSTo write to the editor, use the address aboveor, for the quickest response, email us:kurt@edibleiowarivervalley.com
Edible Iowa River Valley 
is published quarterly by River Valley Press, LLC. All rights reserved.Subscription rate is $28 annually. Call (319) 400-2526 to inquire about advertising rates anddeadlines, or email Wendy Wasserman at wendy@edibleiowarivervalley.com. No part of this publication may be used without writtenpermission by the publisher. ©2006. Every effortis made to avoid errors, misspellings, andomissions. If, however, an error comes to yourattention, please accept our sincere apologies andnotify us. Thank you.
Edible Iowa River Valley 
is proud to bea member of Edible Communities(www.ediblecommunities.com).
our contributors
Damian Pieper
 was born on a farm in sight of Hamill, Iowa on January 6,1942. He enjoyed a great deal of freedom in some areas of life, but was alwaysscolded for going barefoot. When the family acquired some timberland a few years later, he was never prevented from exploring every inch of the property,only being warned to “Watch out for the Poison Ivy and carry a stick in caseyou see a rattlesnake.” He assumed he was supposed to use the stick to killsnakes, but usually lost the stick long before spotting the first snake. Heentered college the day after graduating from high school. Having attended 3different colleges, he remains an undergraduate in good standing.
Rob Cline
is the marketingdirector for The University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium.He is also the foundingpresident of the Iowa CulturalCorridor Alliance and an activefreelance writer. He lives inCedar Rapids with his wife Jenny and his children, Bryan, Jessica and Emily.
Kamyar Enshayan
is an agriculturalengineer and runsthe University of Northern Iowa'sLocal Food Project(www.uni.edu/ceee/foodproject). He isa member of the Cedar Falls City Council. An Iowa girl with 8 years in big-city Brooklyn (that's New York, not Iowa),
Katie Roche
has returned to the Iowa River Valley as Executive Director of SOTA, the Summer of the Arts, an umbrella organization that includes the bestof the summer festivals and activities in Iowa City. Katie is Edible's residentbrewhound, seeking out the best of the regions 17 microbreweries.
Brian Morelli
is a journalist who covers university news for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. A recent University of Iowa graduate, Morelli has a major in journalism and minor in political science. Prior to writing, Morelli traveledfor several years primarily in the U.S. and Canada, and he cookedprofessionally at several restaurants across the country, most recently atDevotay. He currently resides in Iowa City with his wife and two children.
Mallory Smith
is a native of Iowa City. She has a BA in Home Economics from theUniversity of Iowa and an MBA from Western Illinois University. Her interest infood and business has led to a variety of noteworthy jobs including Peace CorpsVolunteer, Guest Services Director for the Kellogg Center for Rural Development inHonduras and Deli Manager at New Pioneer Co-op. Smith owns and manages MSmith Agency, a business that helps clients such as Practical Farmers of Iowa-Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Eulenspiegel Puppets and Midwest Community DevelopmentInstitute to develop and market their services. Smith lives in West Liberty with herhusband Jose and three sons: Erik, Tony and Diego.
Born and raised in the Heartland,
Edible Iowa River Valley 
editor-in-chief Chef 
Kurt Michael Friese
earned his BA in photography at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa before graduating from theNew England Culinary Institute, where he later was a Chef-Instructor. With more than 25 years of professional foodserviceexperience, he has been Chef and owner, with his wife KimMcWane Friese, of the Iowa City restaurant Devotay for 10 years.Devotay is a community leader in sustainable cuisine andsupporting local farmers and food artisans.
Ken Meter
, president of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis, serves as aneconomic and strategic advisor to the Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, and has worked with six Iowa regions tocompile economic analysis of the local farm and food economy. He taughteconomics at the University of Minnesota.
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 A recent arrival to Iowa City,
Edible Iowa River Valley 
publisher brings her culinary curiosity, her backgroundin food marketing and public policy, and her enthusiasmfor all things tasty with her. She most immediately moved to Iowa from Tokyo, Japan, where she was a senior consultant for www.myfood.jp, a new websiteventure showcasing American food culture to Japanese consumers and media.Before living in Japan, Wendy was on the marketing team for Whole FoodsMarket in Washington, DC, and was the Marketing Associate for one of thecompany's top ten stores.
Photo by Dan Videtich/ 
(Used with permission)

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