food

Where to Eat on the Cheap in Milwaukee

Aug 21, 2013
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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
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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.

Who's Who Among Milwaukee Chefs

Jun 26, 2013
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For such an unassuming culinary city, Milwaukee is gaining steam in the trendy restaurant scene - thanks to its chefs.

Essay: The Badger State's Junk Food Debate

Jun 6, 2013
Bill Branson

Lake Effect essayist Young Kim say coercing food stamp recipients to buy only “healthy food” is the wrong way to go about it.

(Curtis Stone)

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

TLC

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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Milwaukee is in something of a food renaissance, for restaurants, ingredients, and simply for the interest of people in what goes onto their plate.

Susan Bence

This month, a new quarterly magazine launches with a specific focus on food in Milwaukee.

Susan Bence

Michael Pollan is no stranger to the murky world of food production and how we humans fit in the chain.

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Considering the challenging economy of the past few years, Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek might have some surprising news: Milwaukee’s new local restaurant scene is booming.

Fondy's Food Market

The Fondy Market at 22nd and Fond du Lac is one of the Near North Side’s success stories. There had been a farmer’s market in the area for decades, but about 10 years ago the market really took off in its present form, thanks in great part to Young Kim.

Photo by Dominick Reuter, via MIT News

It’s an understatement to say that cheese holds a special place in Wisconsin’s ethos. It also holds a special place in Wisconsin’s economy. The latest data from the US Department of Agriculture shows that the state produced 2.6 billion pounds of cheese in 2011. Just as significantly, the percentage of that which is specialty cheese has increased to 22 percent.

Kyle Cherek

Tucked away above the Starbucks on Water Street is the Sensorium Gallery. It’s an art gallery and the workspace of designers and artists Neille Hoffman and Ken Kornacki.

photo courtesy Afro Fusion Brands

  Earlier on today's show, essayist Kyle Cherek reflected that the word foodie is not just for trendy east or west coasters.  It’s a word that can – and is – used to describe people right here in the heartland that are passionate about food, especially locally sourced and prepared food.  But eating local doesn’t necessarily mean eating from a culinarytradition that is local.

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