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Remembering Madison’s Carson Gulley through “Top Chef”

The latest episode highlighted a longtime UW-Madison chef.

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Carson Gulley was head chef at UW-Madison for 27 years. | Photo via Wisconsin Historical Society - WHI Image 48994

In the most recent episode of “Top Chef,” cheftestants had to cook something from a recipe book written by Carson Gulley for the quickfire challenge.

None of the contestants knew who Carson Gulley was, but we do. He was the head chef for UW-Madison for 27 years, as well as a Civil Rights pioneer.

On campus, the Carson Gulley Center is now a community space for UW-Madison students. You can visit Carson’s Market or try making his beloved fudge-bottom pie.

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