Wisconsin Foodie

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The James Beard Awards are only a big deal if you’re a chef, or you’d like to be a chef, or you might eat at a restaurant sometime in your life. 

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Jessica Bell was previously featured on Lake Effect for her work as a Milwaukee culinary entrepreneur who is both a wine educator and the developer of a disposable wine glass.


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: