Recipe for Community

Recipe for Community - a new book written by Kathleen McGwinRecipe for Community – How the growing, harvesting, processing and serving of food has built community in Marquette County. 2012. 188 pages with scores of photos and wonderful stories that represent the rich food history of Marquette County.

Recipe for Community is just $20 plus $5.15 postage. Contact Kathleen to purchase.

All proceeds go the Marquette County Historical Society.

Recipe for Community Book Reviews


Recipe for Community is a wonderful account of the many meanings food has had for the residents of Marquette County.  It ranges across time and topics, and into different cultural heritages, to give readers a detailed sense of the workings of community life. It is that rare work that is both enjoyable to read and highly informative.

~ Robert Gough, PhD, History Professor Emeritus – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


With in-depth, careful research and sprightly writing, Kathleen McGwin has captured the story of Marquette County, Wisconsin.  From its earliest history when Native Americans lived on these lands to the present day, we learn how the county’s agriculture and communities have changed and continue to change.  A vast collection of historic photos add to the reading pleasure.

~ Jerry Apps, Author of OLD FARM: A HISTORY, and the Ames County Series of Novels depicting rural life in central Wisconsin