food

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:

Susan Bence

A new Milwaukee initiative will be featured at the 8th annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit kicking off Friday. The Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition grew out of a conversation between Will Allen, internationally lauded founder of Growing Power, and UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell.

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?

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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:

Polk County Highway Department

Milwaukee is trying out a new twist on winter road de-icing – a splash of cheese brine.

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.

The United States has not revised its food safety laws in more than 70 years. Change is coming – in the form of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Many local growers fear its impact.

simmermilwaukee.com

Back in June, Steve Perlstein visited Lake Effect to introduce us to The Simmer Truck. Five months later, the truck is thriving.


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
WoodleyWonderWorks/Flickr

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
Dale Frost/Flickr

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.

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