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Edible Milwaukee is a quarterly magazine and online platform focused on the production, distribution, and consumption of food in Milwaukee and the Midwest. We are part of a larger network of 80+ Edible Communities publications in North America, each locally-owned and -oriented.

 


 SUMMER 2014


Letter From the Publisher

This Summer, Edible Milwaukee Goes Back to the Source

For some of us, it’s hard to know where to start with food. We’ve been eating it every day, multiple times a day, for our entire lives – but lately, food is taking on new meaning. These days it has to.

by Jen Ede 

 


On the Road

The Bees’ Knees, Needs, and More

Local keepers reveal complex picture of hives, honey.

by Aurora Prehn

 

 


Vintage Eats

Growing Grain Gold for Beer

Local brewers reviving Wisconsin hops, barley tradition.

by Erika Janik

 

 

 


Back of the House

When Students Become Teachers

Food mentors share wisdom, their charges pass it on.

by Brett Kell

 

 


Down on the Farm

Raising Lamb, Delivering Locally

Delavan’s Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm doubles as processing hub.

by Jenna Kashou

 

 

 


Ground Breaking

Can Urban Gardening Fill Need for Farmers?

Groundwork Milwaukee seeks to train new crop.

by Heather Ray

 

 

 


DIY MKE

What Is This Pie?

The agony and the ecstacy of an American classic.

by Christina Ward

 

 

 


MKE Mixology

Wisconsin’s (Un)Official State Cocktail

How nostalgia gave birth to the Old Fashioned.

by Dy Godsey

 

 

 


Kids Table

Making Gardens a Magical Place

Welcoming kids takes planning, patience.

by Francie Szostak

 

 

 


Grist for the Mill

How Much Water Do You Eat?

Are we in Milwaukee providing examples of efficient water use for growing and processing food? Will our future water security lead to a new concentration of food growing and processing industries in this area and how will we treat them as water users?

by Dr. David EJ Garman

 


 Last Bite

Food For Thought – Ashley’s Bar-B-Que

“The best memories I have are of my father doing a big cookout with family and friends between Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Back then, there were all different colors together, eating barbecue, having a good time, just eating and drinking.”

by Darnell Ashley

 


Edible Notables

Outpost Opens New Mequon Store

Outpost Natural Foods Co-op opened its fourth store, the largest yet and first outside Milwaukee, at 7590 W. Mequon Rd.

by Rebecca Ratterman

 

 

Dig On For Victory

For the sixth year, the Victory Garden Initiative’s Victory Garden Blitz is moving grass and growing food, this year installing 548 more raised bed gardens in yards across Greater Milwaukee – bringing VGI’s total number of installments to nearly 2,000.

 

 

Notable Feedback

In our spring issue feature on ghost signs we asked our readers for feedback on our photographs, as well as any signs they may come across locally. The family of Joseph Campione checked in with us after a cousin forwarded them our issue.

 

 


Icing on the Cake

  

David Lau, Guy Roeseler, and the cast of characters at Ono Kine Grindz in Wauwatosa give us a crash course
(not to mention some dirty lickins!) in Hawaiian Pidgin.


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