About Kurt Michael Friese

A food writer and photographer, Friese is the editor-in-chief and co-owner of the Edible Communities publication Edible Iowa River Valley. He is also the founding leader of Slow Food Iowa and serves on the Slow Food USA national board of directors. A graduate and former chef-instructor at the New England Culinary Institute, he has been chef and owner, with his wife Kim McWane Friese, of the Iowa City restaurant Devotay for 12 years.



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A Cook’s Journey

Slow Food in the Heartland

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Culinate 8

Kale in the raw

Eight versions of kale salad

Eight ways to spin everyone’s favorite salad.

Graze: Bites from the Site
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The secret sharer

A father’s legacy

The Culinate Interview

Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

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A winter romesco sauce

Good on everything

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