The ‘most friendly debate’: cream puffs vs. kringle — 2 of the state’s most popular delicacies

There is a lot of hype surrounding the cream puff. And then there is a lot of love for the kringle. Marisa Wojcik wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about when she tried a cream puff for the first time. So, she reached out to WHYsconsin and asked, "Why do cream puffs get all the attention, when the kringle is the official state pastry of Wisconsin?"

This story is part of Wisconsin Life and WPR's WHYsconsin project. What have you always wondered about Wisconsin, its people or its culture that you want WHYsconsin to look into? You ask the questions, and we find the answers!


Farmer Explains Why You Should Sing To Cows

I have previously confessed this crime. Specifically to note, I was born to Methodists.  Methodists by moral instinct rarely do anything with zeal, which is to say decoratively.  Drive a country road and the Catholic church can be immediately identified from that of the Methodist kind. 

A savory gift of gratitude

Writer Crystal Chan loves to cook. During the pandemic, she traveled home often, enjoying long stays with her parents. To show her gratitude, she would cook delicious and comforting dishes for family dinner.

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