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Interview with Paul Wanish of Czarnuszka Soup Bar and Boris the Sprinkler

Door County has always been home to good restaurants but it seems that many people still associate it with the overrated fish boils and Door County Cherry pie. From the refinement of Whistling Swan to the creative and impressive offerings at Wild Tomato pizza, there are more unique eateries opening every year. Last year saw […]

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Orzo and Gran Queso Mac and Cheese, Risotto Style

Last December, my friend Nick from DudeFoods.com recommended me to Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board to contribute to the 30 Days 30 Ways With Mac and Cheese project. Since he had one of the most creative dishes from last year’s event with his Bacon crust mac and cheese pie he must have some clout since they […]

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MKEfoodies to Co-Sponsor Cherry Recipe Contest

  From Paul and Lori Fredrich of #MKEFoodies & Burp: Where Food Happens MKEfoodies to Co-Sponsor Cherry Recipe Contest On February 22, 2012, America will celebrate the 280th birthday of George Washington. Always closely associated with Washington is his connection to one of America’s Super-Fruits, Tart Cherries. The legendary tale of a young Washington chopping […]

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Italian Sausage

Ever since I bought Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn’s Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing I have wanted to start making my own sausage.  I decided to start with a universally loved sausage, the Italian.  In Charcuterie, the authors have two recipes; sweet Italians and spicy Italians.  I liked the ingredient list for the […]

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Crispy Sweetbreads with Coriander & Preserved Orange Mayonnaise and Pickled Jalapenos

Offal seems to be gaining more mainstream acclaim every year. Lori Fredrich of Burp Blog, #MKEFoodies, and OnMilwaukee.com wrote a nice article last fall about Milwaukee area restaurants offering more offal as diners become more adventurous. While we are not likely to see tripe puttanesca at Olive Garden or Duck Fries with dippin’ sauce at […]

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The Casual, Inexpensive, and Incredible Evanston, IL Trifecta of Edzo’s, Bop n’ Grill, and Weiner and Still Champion.

Everyone knows about Chicagoland’s high end food destinations; the inventive food of Alinea, the refined elegance of Charlie Trotter’s,  the upscale Mexican at Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, and the playful cuisine at Graham Elliot. Chicago is also fmous for casual, inexpensive eats such as the Chicago Style Dog, Italian Beef, and the Deep Dish Pizza. On a […]