Win some Howling Wolf BBQ Sauce & Rubs!

I was approached by Ken Wolfe of  Howling Wolf Gourmet Foods a few weeks ago to see of I wanted to do a promotion and give away a gift set of one of his sauces and rubs.  Always happy to help a Wisconsin company, especially one creating products for the grill, I agreed.  Ken perfected his sauces […]

Orzo and Gran Queso Mac and Cheese, Risotto Style

Last December, my friend Nick from 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 […]

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 […]

West Bend 100th Anniversary Part 2: Interview with Mike Otterman

Part two of my West Bend themed posts this week is a quick e-mail interview I conducted with Mike Otterman, the president of Focus Products Group the parent company that owns West Bend.    EatWisconsin: West Bend has been an innovator in the small appliance industry being the first company to sell an automatic drip coffee maker for households.  […]

Interview with Kevin Revolinski, Author of Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide

Late last year Kevin Revolinski released an updated version of his 2006 book,  Wisconsin Beer Guide: A Travel Companion and retitled it  Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide.  Since 2006 there has been so much change in the Wisconsin Brewing industry  and that change is reflected in this book.  Numerous breweries included (but definitely not limited to) Lakefront, Central […]

Primal Cuts: Cooking With America’s Best Butchers

For many Americans the ritual of buying meat is a boring and impersonal ordeal. Everything is in a neat package on display in refrigerated cases.  Everything has been cut down into pretty steaks and roasts with no imperfections and no indication that it actually came from a living breathing thing.  That seems to be changing, albeit on a very […]


I was recently in Madison for a few days and had a chance to check out some new places as well as some old favorites…. The Coopers Tavern located at 20 W. Mifflin Street on the Capitol Square is a new restaurant and bar owned by the Food Fight restaurant group.  The wine and beer lists […]

Lots of cool stuff happening at Bolzano Artisan Meats

Last month I interviewed Scott Buer of Bolzano Artisan Meats. For those who are interested (and how could you not be interested in such a cool company) here is some news, updates, and events from Scott: Bolzano Artisan Meats at Lombardi Food & Wine Experience Food and Wine Tasting Gala Friday, Nov. 13 6:30pm-9:30pm at […]