Reviews

Food Stop “Musts” | Isthmus Dining Guide 2017

An itinerary for newcomers and travelers.. from the obvious to beyond.  

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Attack of the Giant Pretzels

The Isthmus by Kyle Nabilcy | Nov. 17, 2016 | Batch Bakehouse produces one of the class acts of the local megapretzel scene. When you taste it, you’ll understand why this big Bavarian-style pretzel is on the menu at Dexter’s Pub, the Coopers Tavern and One Barrel Brewing.

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Madison Tastemakers

Brava Magazine by Rachel Werner | July 2016 | Batch Bakehouse confessional: What makes our bakers’ hearts sing?

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Not by Bread Alone

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.”— M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating Making bread is a bit like magic. Transforming the raw ingredients into the heavenly final package is rightfully seen as a kind of alchemy. Baking is chemistry, nostalgia, wonder…

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Suds meet sweets in new ‘Cookies & Beer’ cookbook

The Cap Times By Lindsay Christians | The Capital Times Nov 16, 2015   The best thing about pairing cookies and beer is that even when it doesn’t work, the worst thing that happens is you have cookies and beer. That’s what Kansas City food writer Jonathan Bender discovered when researching his first cookbook, aptly named…

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Batch Bakehouse thrives after four years on the east side

Madison.com By Stephanie Bedford | Special to the Capital Times Sep 29, 2013 The restaurant business is notoriously transitory, its legendarily high failure rate attributable to any number of factors including (but not limited to) kitchen fires, lost leases, bookkeeping tomfoolery and romantic breakups. So when a dining establishment has been a going concern for four…

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The Hands Behind the Dough at Batch Bakehouse

Madison Magazine Author: Derrell Connor Published On: May 17 2012 01:56:00 PM CDT Sometimes, life has a way of creating a path for you when you least expect it. Take the case of Lauren Carter. Originally from Arkansas, Carter was working at a small bakery in Seattle, having moved there after attending graduate school at the University…

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Manna from Willy Street

Madison Magazine Author: Nancy Christy and Neil Heinen Published On: Jun 16 2010 02:47:00 PM CDT ami Lax, owner of Harvest and The Old Fashioned restaurants, put the question to us recently in a way that left no confusion about her motivation. “Have you been to Batch yet? They’re kind of short on parking, but with…

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