Fall 2014

Ground Breaking

GroundbreakingthumbnailGrowing Pains for Local Entrepreneurs

Scaling up creates raft of hurdles for small food businesses.

by Heather Ray



Back of the House

backofthehousethumbnailFood as Medicine

Watertown’s Harvest Market transforms “hospital food” into scratch-made, farm-to-table fare.

by Brett Kell




Edible Notables

riceontheroofRice on the Roof

Downtown Milwaukee’s urban foodscape just went global. Twelve rice paddies can be found on the roof of Marquette University and two at Alice’s Garden, where rice varieties from Uzbekistan to West Africa are being grown. 

by Aurora Prehn


Vintage Eats

VintageEatsthumbnailGoddesses and Queens

She’s milked a cow with rocker Alice Cooper. She’s danced with Lawrence Welk on TV. She’s appeared in the Rose Parade. She is Alice in Dairyland and she’s been Wisconsin’s agricultural royalty for 66 years.

by Erika Janik


On the Road

ontheroadthumbnailOn the Coffee Trail

Local coffee buyers seek and taste beans from across the globe.

by Rebecca Ratterman




Ethnic Edibles

ethnicthumbnailMaking Elecciones Saludables (Healthy Choices)

Milwaukee’s Latino community seeks access to healthy food.

by Jenna Kashou




diythumbnailGet Your Hands Into the Stuff of Life

Making bread is a matter of practice, patience for home bakers.

by Christina Ward



Grist for the Mill

gristforthemillthumbnailThe Murky Middle

One story of food insecurity offers meaning, movement towards systemic change.

by Kristin Nelson




Last Bite

LastBitethumbnailTop 10 Pantry Staples

Chef Thi Cao from Buckley’s Restaurant and Bar tells us his favorite pantry staples.





Kids Table

kidstablethumbnailExpanding Kids’ Palates

Heirloom, lesser-known varieties of pumpkins offer new tastes and hues.

by Francie Szostak




 MKE Mixology

MixologythumbnailBy Turns Sweet or Sour

Purity, flavor of homemade syrups, infusions making a comeback.

by Dy Godsey




Letter From the Publisher

RicethumbnailTransformation Taking Root in Milwaukee

Look down—in the shadow of St. Josaphat’s Basilica there are rows of vegetables planted by neighborhood gardeners. Look up—there are rice paddies overlooking downtown on the roof of Marquette University.

by Jen Ede