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Madison Trapkin is an Atlanta-bred, Boston-based writer. She graduated from Boston University’s Gastronomy master’s Program in December 2018 and is currently an associate editor for culture. She is passionate about The Feminist Agenda, pizza, and regularly watering her houseplants.

Divine Bovine: A Photographic Ode to a Beloved Animal


Some of our favorite photos from Werner Lampert’s “The Cow: A Tribute” featuring stunning snapshots of rare cattle breeds.

Cheese Pairings: Figs


They grew from the tree that shrouded Buddha as he attained enlightenment; their leaves concealed Adam and Eve from indecency in the Garden of Eden; and their fiddle-leaf fig tree cousin now brightens waiting rooms across America. The fig, supple and forgiving, is as restorative as it is flavorful. Packed with vitamins and minerals, the fruit was prescribed to the sick by Ancient Greek and […]

Cheese Pairings: Orange Wine


What if we lived in a world where it wasn’t “rosé all day,” but rather, “orange wine all…” Okay, so nothing rhymes with orange. But you get the gist. Orange wine is the latest trend in skin-contact wine—essentially, it’s white wine made like red wine: using the skin of the grapes. (White wine is typically made by first pressing the skins off […]