The 10 people, places and plates that defined Milwaukee’s culinary community.
Understanding Milwaukee’s food culture — both past and present — requires a brief look back at the city’s history and the heritage of its people.
Sam Hauser, a 6-foot-7-inch forward on the Marquette University men’s basketball team, quickly became a Golden Eagles fan favorite. He scored 14 points in his first collegiate game against Vanderbilt University, and he was named the Big East Freshman of the Week in mid-November.
The idea was simple: Create a blend of spices for foolproof potato salad that anyone could use. But there was a catch: Use no additives or preservatives, and still feature shelf stability. Professional pilot Alan Swan and his wife, Laura, who works in corporate retail, achieved their goal, and together, they’re now expanding CJ’s Premium Spices, looking to reach more home and commercial cooks.