Celebrating Good, Clean, and Fair Food in Sherman Park and Lindsay Heights

Celebrating Good, Clean, and Fair Food in Sherman Park and Lindsay Heights

If you’re an admirer of all things cooked to perfection, Tandem, located at 1848 W Fond Du Lac Ave., is worth a night out. But this new restaurant in Lindsay Heights offers more than a menu of family favorites—everything from steak chimichurri to what patrons are calling the best fried chicken in town—it offers jobs and food service training to neighborhood residents in an area with an unemployment rate of roughly 22 percent. And it’s only a taste of the inspiring neighborhood development projects in …

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Good, Better, and Best Turkeys in Town!

Good, Better, and Best Turkeys in Town!

What should you be looking for when shopping for the big-day bird? Here’s a quick guide to finding the good, better, and best options for your special Thanksgiving meal.

One of Slow Food WiSE’s best picks: Heritage Narragansett Turkey

Good
Just because it says “no added growth hormones” doesn’t mean the turkey has been raised humanely. In fact, this is just a tricky marketing tool since federal law prohibits the use of hormones when raising turkeys. Instead, look for things like “no antibiotics,” “free-range,” or “cage-free.”

Better
Because the USDA …

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Fermenting: Easy DIY Sauerkraut

Fermenting: Easy DIY Sauerkraut

Cabbage, salt, and a container—that’s all you need to make lacto-fermented sauerkraut. During a recent Community Cooks class held at The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center in Milwaukee, fermentation instructor Julie Toman explained the essentials of fermenting vegetables.

Instructor Julie Toman gets excited when talking about the benefits of fermentation.

Lacto-fermentation is a means of food preservation that’s been around for centuries. Recently, fermented foods, and some beverages, too (think kefir and kombucha), have gained momentum as a health food, largely due to the beneficial …

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Families That Dine Together, Recover Together

Families That Dine Together, Recover Together

This week, a small group of Slow Food WiSE members gathered at Meta House in Milwaukee to serve 50 women and their families a home-cooked dinner. Meta House, a residential treatment program for women struggling with addiction, embraces a holistic approach to recovery that includes a 15-week Celebrating Families (CF) program in which the women share a weekly meal together.

The goal of CF is to create a structured setting where families can unite, engage in conversation with each other, and learn about the importance of …

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Obesity in Milwaukee

Obesity in Milwaukee

The numbers aren’t great, with 37.2 percent of Milwaukee residents considered obese in 2014. That’s up 8 percent from 2011, according to research from the Public Policy Forum, spearheaded by Chris Spahr, the Forum’s 2015-2016 Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellow.

On Friday, July 15, 2016, the Milwaukee Center for Independence hosted the Forward Forum to bring an inspiring mix of organizations together to react to Spahr’s research. Participants had the opportunity to discuss existing roadblocks as well as solutions to address obesity—specifically childhood obesity. Among …

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Champions for School Gardens

Champions for School Gardens

Everyone Can Help!

Kids at the Neighborhood House Garden water endangered vegetables from the Ark of Taste catalog.

Consumption of vegetables by children has declined over the last decade. Between 2007 and 2010, 90 percent of children ages 2 to 18 did not eat the recommended amount of veggies. Today, one in six children are considered obese, with food environments, food marketing, and education cited as contributing factors.

Now for some good news: School gardens and farm-to-school efforts are on the rise. Between 2006 and 2012, there …

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A Salute to the Pimento

A Salute to the Pimento

Meet the 2016 Ark of Taste Kit Veggies!

The Wellspring Seedling Sale will be held from 10am to 2pm May 14, 2016.

 

Every year, Slow Food WiSE selects six varieties from an endangered seed catalog, called the Ark of Taste, to package for home gardeners. Growing these heirloom veggies in your garden puts our community one plant closer to protecting rare and delicious flavors.

New to this year’s selection is the Sheepnose Pimento—a pepper that’s primed for cooking, canning, stuffing, and partnering with cheese.

It’s meaty, it’s sweet, and …

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Contemplating the Meaning of Slow Food

Contemplating the Meaning of Slow Food

Read what UW student Maia Persche had to say about the 2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference held in Chicago.

2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference

By Maia Persche

This October, Slow Food delegates from chapters across the Midwest came together in Chicago for a regional conference. I was one of four students from the campus chapter at UW-Madison who attended, and learning about the wider world of slow food was inspiring. I think I can speak for all of the slow food chapters present when I say that …

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United by Slow Food Conference

United by Slow Food Conference

Read what UW student Annaleigh Wetzel had to say about the 2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference held in Chicago.

2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference

By Annaleigh Wetzel

As we made our way onto the bright yellow school bus that would serve as our transportation for the weekend, Slow Food leaders from around the Midwest grinned at one another, inviting conversation and camaraderie. When we gathered together at the #SlowFoodMidwest conference, it felt like the first day of school all over again. The excitement my three fellow Slow …

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Fast Gifts, Slow Cheese

Fast Gifts, Slow Cheese

Need a last-minute gift idea? When in doubt, just say cheese. And local live music… Throw in a craft brew or two and call it the best 2nd and Bruce Street gift around. Our friends at Clock Shadow Creamy in Walker’s Point are offering this eventful and tasty holiday package, which includes:

2 vouchers for a tour at Central Standard &
Milwaukee Brewing Co.

2 vouchers for a concert at Anodyne Coffee

2 vouchers for a cheese tour at Clock Shadow Creamery (plus a …

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