Milwaukee Food: A History of Cream City Cuisine Paperback Book


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Milwaukee’s culinary scene boasts more than the iconic beer and bratwurst. It possesses a unique food culture as adventurous as any dining destination in the country. Sample the spreads at landmark hotels like the Pfister that established the city’s hospitable reputation, as well as eateries like Mader’s that cemented it. Meet the producers, chefs and entrepreneurs who helped expand Milwaukee’s palate and pushed the scene to the forefront of the farm-to-fork movement. Milwaukee native and food writer Lori Fredrich serves up the story of a bustling blue-collar town that became a mecca for food lovers and a rising star in the sphere of urban farming.

About the Author

As dining writer for Milwaukee’s online city magazine,, Lori aims to bring a fresh perspective to the burgeoning culinary scene, shedding light on the talent in the Milwaukee metro area and using the power of food to build bridges and promote a sense of community in the city. Joe Laedtke is a professional photographer and food enthusiast born and raised in Milwaukee. His photography has appeared in many local and national publications and been featured on CBS National News. He is currently the art director for Edible Milwaukee magazine.