Food & Drink


Putting the “Fat” in Tuesday: The Story Behind Pulaski’s Pączki

“It’s not just another jelly donut. It’s a pączki,” Greg Smurawa explained, sharing the mantra of his namesake bakery in Pulaski, Wisconsin. And Feb. 21 isn't just another Tuesday. It’s Pączki Day!

What to Order at Each of Wisconsin’s James Beard-Nominated Restaurants

It’s Awards Season– and not just in Hollywood. Nine Badger State restaurants are up for the honor considered the "Oscar" of the culinary world.

Your Guide to Wisconsin’s 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Season

From when and where they're sold to what's new this year-- we're clearing up any cookie confusion!

From Farm(er) to (Your) Table: The 2023 Wisconsin Farmers’ Market Cookbook is Almost Complete

In 2022, the largest farmers' market in America celebrated its 50th season on Madison's Capitol Square. This year, it's releasing a special-edition cookbook!

From Side Hustle to Storefront:
Meet the 25-Year-Old Badger Alum Set to Open Her First Brick-and-Mortar Bakery

College students aren't known for making the smartest decisions in the middle of the night. But one that a then-21-year-old Shelby Olstad made in 2019 is still paying off.

Ditch the Flowers: Concerts, Classes Top the List of Unique Wisconsin Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for 2023

Love never dies, but flowers do. This Valentine’s Day, consider giving someone you love something that lasts— in the form of a lifelong memory or a newly-learned skill. 

Cheese is a Health Food, Says New Research

The average American eats 40 pounds of it a year. Even more in Wisconsin. But in case you needed an extra reason to indulge, research now shows cheese is also good for your health!