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A Q For You: Where Does The Name ‘Chicken Q’ Come From?

A Chicken Q is a name for a charcoal chicken dinner sold as part of a fundraiser. But the name ...

Human Powered: Community Gardens In Green Bay Fight Food Insecurity, Empower Cultures

Across Wisconsin, there are people struggling to access healthy and culturally appropriate foods. It’s a complex issue that some communities, ...

Starship Robots Keep Hungry UW-Madison Students Fed

If you've been to Madison sometime in the past year, chances are you've seen them — stout strangers from a ...

How To Make Methunky, The Beloved Czech ‘Sauerkraut Cookie’

In northeastern Wisconsin, there’s a mysterious and beloved snack called methunky. With humble ingredients  — flour, salt, cracklings and sauerkraut ...

A Mother And Daughter Friendly Debate: Is There A Place For Macaroni In Chili?

A love of chili and a friendly mother-daughter debate over whether to add macaroni prompted this WHYsconsin question from the daughter ...

For 30 Years, Her Ice Cream Truck Was The Sound Of Wausau’s Summer

The days are shorter in September and the nights are cooler. Not as many people feel like buying ice cream. ...

Cinthia Téllez Silva Wants To Create A Healthier Milwaukee

Cinthia Téllez Silva moved to the United States from Mexico on her 12th birthday. It was also St. Patrick’s Day, ...

Winning Neighbors Over With Food, Parties And Kindness

Moving to a new community can spark a host of challenges. Marisol Gonzalez of Madison shares a story about trying ...

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 ...