Appearances & Publications


The Market Kitchen: A Chapbook of Recipes and Thrift for the Home Kitchen, by Odessa Piper with illustrations by Eric Lewandowski, 2013.
Hickorynut Documentary DVD: Audry and Bob Biersach demonstrate methods for selecting, gathering, shucking, storing, and marketing hickorynuts. With recipe demos by Odessa Piper and commentary by Bill Lubing.
Fresh in the Village: Co-produced with Eric Lewandowski. 24 seasonal recipes with original linocut prints, featuring produce from the Roslindale Farmers Market combined with unique ingredients from Roslindale Village shops.
Seed Savers Calendar from the Preservation Garden  2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. Curated recipes from L’Etoile and Chefs Collaborative Restaurant members.



Wisconsin Local Foods Journal: Essay, “Thoughts on sustainability” (2013)
The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook (2013)
The Flavor of Wisconsin by Harva Hatchen and Therese Allen: Foreword  (2009)
Food & Philosophy, edited by Fritz Allhoff and Dave Monroe: Foreword (2007)
Madison Originals Cookbook: Introduction (2007)



Keynote address at annual conference of American Cheese Society, Madison, Wisconsin, August 2013
2006 Commencement Speech: University of Wisconsin–Madison
Speaker at organic farming conferences: Wisconsin, Iowa, Maine, and Michigan
Guest Lecturer: University of Wisconsin–Madison: Rural Sociology and the School of Business; University of Wisconsin–Steven’s Point; CPS Dietetics; The New England Culinary Institute; The Culinary Institute of America-Hyde Park, NY
October 1999, Testimony at request of Rep. Tammy Baldwin to U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Consolidation in Agriculture


Television and Radio

Chefs A’Field: Co-featuring Mary Falk of Love Tree Farm
PBS Series “America’s Best Chefs”: Hosted by Jeremiah Tower
Wisconsin Public Radio: “To the Best of Our Knowledge”
WHA Television
PBS: “Pierre Franey’s Cooking in America”

Honors & Profiles


Awards and Honors

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters: University of Wisconsin Madison–2006
James Beard Foundation: Best Chef Midwest–2002
Gourmet Magazine Restaurant Issue, October 2001: “L’Etoile 14th of Top 50 Restaurants in America”
Nations Restaurant News: Recipient Hall of Fame
Women Chefs and Restaurateurs: Women Who Inspire—Golden Whisk


Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Profiles

Washington Post: “Odessa Piper, a ‘Recovering Chef’ Who’s Working the Markets”  (2009)
Sierra Magazine: The Planet on a Plate by Paul Rauber (1994)
The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir: “Tasting Wisconsin: A Chef’s Story” by Amy Trubek (2008)
Fields of Plenty by Michael Ableman
Gourmet Magazine: “A Woman of Sustenance” by Jonathan Gold
The Wine Spectator, The Art of Eating, Bon Appétit, The NewYork Times (1988)



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Roslindale Village Farmers Market:
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Slow Food USA:
The Food Project :