Food

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A few weeks ago, we had a brief conversation on this show with our outdoor adventure contributors about the enjoyment of pickling and preserving things.  It was a thumbnail sketch on how to take that first step into making your own pickles, or jam.

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Fresh produce is coming at us fast and furious as the last of the summer crops are coming out of the ground, and we’re getting ready for all of the things fall has to offer. 

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One could argue about the importance of eating breakfast, but most of us would agree that it’s one of the best, and cheapest, meals to go out to eat for. 

And as Lake Effect dining contributor Ann Christenson tells Dan Harmon, the greater Milwaukee metro area offers some wonderful options, even for weekday breakfasts.

Some restaurants on Christenson's breakfast list are:

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It was a Wednesday afternoon when my phone beeped with a text from my husband that read, “Wanna go out to eat tonight?”

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The Milwaukee co-op opened its fourth store this week; this one in Mequon.

Sanford Restaurant

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

Forget Brats, Cookbook Helps You Pair Beer with Your Veggies

Mar 14, 2014
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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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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.

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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.

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