Food

Forget Brats, Cookbook Helps You Pair Beer with Your Veggies

Mar 14, 2014
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.

Inspirational Food, Flickr

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.

How to Host a Wonderful Wine Tasting Party

Feb 13, 2014
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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.

Mitch Teich photo

We have it, and now you do, too.

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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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?

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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:

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
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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.

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

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