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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 ...

Navigating Madison’s infamous Beltline during rush hour

You know that bubbling dread you feel as you approach bumper to bumper traffic ... or that anxiety and frustration ...

My mother’s tea: Skepticism and love of family traditions

Many of us grow up questioning our parents’ methods and traditions, only to find ourselves embracing them later in life. ...

‘Do your job’: A lesson from the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center

When we're at work, we all have a number of roles — we can take on other jobs, wear many ...

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 ...

The Taste Of Shanxi Noodles Helps A Restaurant Owner Connect Her Hometown To Her Community

There is a saying that if you want to try Chinese noodles you need to go to Shanxi province. That ...

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 ...

What’s The Scoop On The Origin Of The Culver’s Franchise?

Just about everyone in Wisconsin is familiar with Culver’s. Whether it’s the cheese curds, the custard or the ButterBurgers that draw ...

Wisconsin 101: Jolly Good Soda

What’s the first drink you think of when you hear the crack and fizz of a can opening? A Pepsi? ...

The Magical FFA Jacket

Moving away from Wisconsin can be an exciting adventure for some people. For others, it can be a tough and ...

Recipe for Success

As daybreak emerges along West Oklahoma Avenue in Milwaukee it’s time to get busy. Pedro Garcia and his partner Jesus ...

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 ...

Finding Stillness In The Storm: Family Camping In The Best And Worst Of Times

Taking the kids camping usually sounds like a great idea, until it’s not. Author BJ Hollars brings us a story ...

Calling The Crops: Finding Solace In Fruits And Vegetables

As the coronavirus pandemic has left more people stuck inside, a yearning to get back to nature has flourished. This ...

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 ...