Lamantin, Flickr

Even though Festivus is over, Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek still has some food-related grievances to air.

Say Cheese! Nine Picks for Your Party Plate

Dec 20, 2013
Beehive Barely Buzzed

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?

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:

Afro Fusion Cuisine Brands

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

How Milwaukee Dished Up a Top-Rated Dining Scene

Nov 15, 2013
Dinah Sanders/Flickr

Milwaukee's dining scene is growing up.

Where to Eat on the Cheap in Milwaukee

Aug 21, 2013
J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

Is it possible to eat out and not break the bank? Dining contributor Ann Christenson says yes - and you don't even have to eat fast food, or at the buffet restaurant, or even at a church supper.

Wisconsin Cleans Up at American Cheese Society's Competition

Aug 9, 2013
Smabs Sputzer, Flickr

A week-long conference includes and awards cheese makers from all over the world and Wisconsin comes away with the most awards.

Forget the Brats - Veggies Take Over the Grill

Jul 23, 2013

For many of us, summer cuisine means steaks, or chicken breasts, or kebabs, or brats, outside, over an open flame.

(Curtis Stone)

Many cookbooks claim to speak to our busy lives and the need to simplify cooking without compromising quality and flavor.


Nigella Lawson may be a household name, bestselling author and TV show host, but she describes herself quite simply as "a food enthusiast."