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Cup of Comfort

Posted on Feb. 1, 2016 by Amy Hanson

As the weather turns colder, it’s not uncommon for people to grab their favorite mugs and curl up with a spoonful of steamy soup. While chicken noodle is a time-honored mainstay, there are plenty of other recipes outside the norm that are ready to bowl you over at Fox Cities restaurants. “Certainly in winter we READ MORE

Cooking Creations

Posted on Jan. 1, 2016 by Amy Hanson

From a culinary theatre to a kitchen that could be part of your home, there are a variety of cooking demonstration opportunities and classes encouraging foodies and newbies, to roll up their sleeves and whip up delicious recipes — an art in and of itself. “Things that you used to learn at your mother or READ MORE

It’s Tradition

Posted on Dec. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson

By Ric Reynolds People have many long-held traditions, and that especially holds true during the holidays. Traditional home-cooked meals on the big days are the norm, but the season affords numerous opportunities for family get-togethers or annual gatherings with friends at favorite places. The Fox Cities is blessed with so many choices, so it’s no READ MORE

Recipe for the holidays

Posted on Nov. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson

The holidays aren’t just a time for gift giving, but rather breaking bread with loved ones and taking delight in wonderful scents wafting from the kitchen. From spicy to savory to sweet, recipes can evoke time-honored traditions. For five area restaurants, this season is full of delicious flavors that they’ve shared with FOX CITIES Magazine READ MORE

Fun Factoids with Kyle Cherek

Posted on Oct. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson

Fast 5: FOX CITIES Magazine turned the tables on “Chef Talk” host Kyle Cherek by putting him on the hot seat with some fun, rapid-fire food questions. Take a look at how he responded: Q: Favorite cookbook? A: “Jacques Pépin More Fast Food My Way.” He’s like a loving, patient grandfather who wants you to READ MORE

21st Annual Golden Fork Awards

Posted on Oct. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson
Rye Restaurant & Lounge, Appleton. Photo credit: Brad Thalmann of Harle Photography

This year, FOX CITIES Magazine aimed to serve up something new with our 21st Annual Golden Fork Awards. We kept some of your favorite categories, added in new ones and brought the total count on the ballot to a more palatable number. We thank our readers for taking the time to recognize the efforts and READ MORE

Cheese, please!

Posted on Sep. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson

Colby, monterey jack, feta, goat and more. Wisconsinites are no strangers to cheese and its no wonder why the state produces more than 2.5 billion pounds each year, according to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. The process of creating cheese and getting it to your cracker, pairing it with a glass of wine, or even READ MORE

Cheese companies stand the test, taste of time

Posted on Sep. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson
Photo courtesy of Simon’s Specialty Cheese

Just like cheese, its makers come in all types and sizes. Three of the area’s well-known makers have gotten to where they are today based on their roots and early beginnings as smaller businesses that have evolved, some might say, from contributing to a slice of the industry to taking up more of the wheel. READ MORE

Dock for Dinner

Posted on Aug. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson
The Waters, New London

Whether by powerboat or paddle, there are plenty of waterfront dining options that are luring boaters during the summer dining season. Establishments are hoping customers drop anchor for a while as a new trend in waterfront dining emerges. FOX CITIES Magazine has taken note of restauranteurs who have set sail on a course to offer READ MORE

Get Grillin’

Posted on Jun. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson

Ah, the signs of summer. Birds chirping, flowers blooming, kids playing and wait for it … the wafting smell of something fabulous on the grill. From meat to vegetables to fruit and desserts, the options are endless, say area grillers. “I love to grill anything and everything that I can. Especially after winter,” says Robert READ MORE