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Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Milwaukee restaurateur and chef Dean Cannestra, owner of Nessun Dorma and Libiamo restaurants, insists that the secret to a good marinara sauce is “sweetness.” Cannestra prefers to cook his tomatoes for a shorter period of time, in order to...
Off the Cuff
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
In this era of record bonuses for Wall Street and “get out of jail free” cards for the wealthy and well connected, at least one grassroots, nonpartisan organization successfully sought corporate accountability. Common Ground achieved that with its...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Ritual smoking finds a foothold, though not without controversy

Hookah smoking has been a tradition in much of the world for centuries...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Milwaukee Public Television highlights contributions of Latino community

“When I came to the United States, I thought that this was the place in the world where journalists...
Off the Cuff
Monday, July 18, 2011
“We wanted to build upon the current culture and diversity program of the city's ethnic festivals,” says Milwaukee Chinese Community Center (MCCC) President Peng Gao, of the inaugural Chinese Culture Fest, a two-day celebration of Chinese culture held July 23-24 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Admission to the museum will get you into the festival, which...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

County residents work hard to see dog parks on the rise

The service road leading to the entrance of Granville Dog Park (11718 W. Good Hope Place) is lined with cars on a surprisingly early spring evening, as dogs and dog owners select one of the two snow-covered paths leading into the park. Secluded in the...
Eat & Drink
Monday, Jan. 24, 2011
In High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America (Bloomsbury USA), food historian and cookbook author Jessica Harris (The Africa Cookbook: Tastes of a Continent, Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons: Africa’s Gifts to New World Cooking) journeys into the complex and often...
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
In 2006, investigative journalist and author Michael Pollan revealed the enormity of “industrial organic” to the mainstream in The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The organic movement, a “fringe movement” from the 1960s, had become big business and “the fastest-growing corner of the food industry.” Through no fault...