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Mike Dudek
Mike Dudek, Regional Gastronomist

Mike Dudek is a writer and graphic designer who enjoys cooking, gardening, and regional cuisine (after early morning strolls with his Rottweiler coonhound).

Overwintering at 9 Bean Rows

How does a Leelanau County farmer spend the winter months? For 9 Beans Rows’ Nic Welty, it’s about “lasagna gardening.” Yes, you read that right. For Welty, winter in northern Michigan means a multitude of responsibilities both on his property and in the surrounding community. Since starting a CSA…

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Finding Green This Winter

For lovers of leafy greens, nothing beats a Caesar Salad — especially one made with a homemade dressing. Here’s the scoop on finding great local greens this winter along with a cool trick for growing your own on the window sill from salvaged scraps. Anchovy filets, egg yolk, garlic and Dijon mustard…

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