Food

Regional
2:55 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Milwaukee Chef Justin Aprahamian Wins James Beard Award

Chef Justin Aprahamian
Credit Sanford Restaurant

Milwaukee's Justin Aprahamian of Sanford restaurant has been named Best Chef in the Midwest by the James Beard Foundation.

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Food
7:48 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Forget Brats, Cookbook Helps You Pair Beer with Your Veggies

Writer Lucy Saunders' new cookbook helps keep veggies in the mix when it comes to beer-food pairings.
Credit Lucy Saunders

The beer-and-brat pairing is practically a Wisconsin staple, but Milwaukee-based beer writer Lucy Saunders is hoping her new cookbook will introduce some new options to complement your brew.

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Regional
10:51 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Celebrating Milwaukee's Restaurants: A Homegrown Delicacy

Milwaukee's fine dining has a lot to offer people who are looking for an exquisite bite to eat.
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Every month we talk with Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek about Milwaukee’s, and the rest of Wisconsin’s, great food traditions. Over the last year we’ve covered farmers markets, new restaurants, James Beard nominations and awards that recognize Milwaukee chefs, and more.

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Arts & Culture
11:20 am
Thu February 13, 2014

How to Host a Wonderful Wine Tasting Party

A glass of wine can be so mysterious. That is the kind of fun you can have at your own blind wine tasting parties!
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While some will celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate and flowers, others might be more tempted to bring a blush to their Valentine’s cheek with wine.

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Food
3:43 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Web Exclusive: Betty's Famous Potato Pancake Recipe

Four of Betty's finest, destined for a dinner table near you.
Credit Mitch Teich photo

We have it, and now you do, too.

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Food
10:49 am
Mon February 10, 2014

History With a Dollop of Applesauce: Meet the Potato Pancake Queen of Palmyra

Nate Chappell, Executive Chef of The Trout House, discusses the technique for grinding potatoes with Betty Betenz, who has passed her recipe along to the restaurant.
Mitch Teich

For almost seventy years, Betty Betenz of Palmyra has been the area’s unofficial Potato Pancake Queen.  Now into her tenth decade, Betenz has decided to make sure her iconic recipe remains a part of Wisconsin cuisine for years to come.  Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich explains:

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Arts & Culture
1:00 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Have These Food Trends Become Stale?

What's wrong with having cake?
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Even though Festivus is over, Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek still has some food-related grievances to air.

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Food
5:49 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Say Cheese! Nine Picks for Your Party Plate

Beehive's Barely Buzzed cheese is infused with coffee and lavender.
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If you're planning a holiday or New Year's party in Wisconsin, chances are a cheese plate is in order. But what to put on it?

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Food
5:49 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

ESSAY: We Must Ensure Access to Good Food Throughout Milwaukee

Essayist Kyle Cherek talks about a food desert in his former neighborhood.
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In 2011, Growing Power's Will Allen had this to say about Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek:

"Eating food is what we all have in common. It’s important that everyone has access to the same good food, regardless of their economic standing. This is about social justice. Kyle gets this."

It was a very nice thing to say, but two years later, Cherek isn't quite so sure he did get it:

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Economy & Business
1:47 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

RECIPES: Business Owner Adds African Flavors to Wisconsin-Grown Food

Afron Fusion Cuisine's Mama Cita All Purpose Seasoning
Afro Fusion Cuisine Brands

Combining African cooking traditions with Milwaukee's local food movement is Yollande Deacon's mission.

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