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Wisconsin 101: Pasties

Imagine this: It’s early morning in a small Wisconsin town about a century ago. The sun hasn’t risen, but parents ...

Cloud Eating: The Power Of Homemade Tortillas

Many of us have strong memories tied to making food with our families. Writer Araceli Esparza shares a poem about ...

Who Are Tom And Jerry And Why Are They A Cocktail?

It seems that every season has its cocktails. When the temperature drops and the snow piles up, people want a ...

Wild Rice Harvest Tradition Passed Down To Youth

Wild rice, or manoomin, is a staple food among Ojibwe tribes that lies at the center of their time on ...

Beloved Pete’s Hamburger Stand Celebrates 110 Years In Business

When you step up to order at Pete’s Hamburger Stand in Prairie du Chien, you’ll notice there’s only four things ...

Cannibal Sandwiches: A Polarizing And Misunderstood Wisconsin Tradition

Imagine. It’s the holidays and to quiet your pre-dinner hunger, someone hands you a slice of rye bread topped with ...

Woman Prepares Traditional Frybread For A Living

This story is part of Wisconsin Life's Food Traditions series. Katherine Denomie lives on the Bad River Reservation in northern ...

Cream Puffs And Corn Dogs: A History Of The Wisconsin State Fair

People are flocking from across the state to West Allis this week for the Wisconsin State Fair. The best in ...

La Crosse’s Public Library Has Added Seeds To Its Collection

Roman orator Cicero said, “If you have a garden and library, you have everything you need.” La Crosse librarian and ...

Jay Anderson’s Life In Music And Food

It’s hard to imagine that any musician could be as prolific as Jay Anderson. The saxophonist performs nearly every night, ...

La Crosse’s Public Library Has Added Seeds To Its Collection

Roman orator Cicero said, “If you have a garden and library, you have everything you need.” La Crosse librarian and ...

Pete’s Hamburger Stand Has Fed Prairie du Chien For More Than A Century

On warm summer weekends, the scent of onions cooking fills the downtown air of Prairie du Chien. Follow your nose ...

Wisconsin Life #404: “Local Legacies”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of John Greendeer, a renaissance man who ...

The Beauty Of A Quirky Roadside Rest Stop

Rest stops are a necessity of road trips. There are the recognizable chain restaurants and gas stations, of course. But ...

Offerings Of Food Makes New Place Feel Like Home

I’m a Midwesterner. I should’ve known when I saw the tureen of soup on the porch of my new house ...