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Walt Hamburger

Appleton singer/songwriter Walt Lontkowski, better known as Walt Hamburger, has countless achievements to his name at age 39. He works with One Week Records and fronts a band named Car City. He is president at Walt Hamburger Foundation and aids in foster care and adoption at Orphan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. He thrives equally in READ MORE

Abby Gammons

Little Chute artist Abby Gammons stumbled upon her chosen medium by accident two years ago. “I wanted to decorate my room and was looking on Pinterest for ideas. I saw an image that inspired me and it had a macramé weaving in it,” says Gammons, who describes her style as eclectic with Scandanvian and midcentury-modern READ MORE

Daniela Kouzov

Ceramic artist Daniela Kouzov began working with clay in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since. “It was a pure accident, but it feels like it was meant to be,” says the Bulgarian-born artist who now resides in Green Bay. Having dabbled in creative endeavors all her life, Kouzov was seeking to experience a new medium READ MORE

Knife Skills

Q. I would like to improve my knife skills. Are there any online resources I could use or general tips to making more chef-like cuts? – Emily, Greenville A. I did an internet search by keying in “knife skills” and was bombarded with both websites and videos on the subject so yes, there are many READ MORE

Top 5 Must-Have Kitchen Staples

Q. Minus salt, pepper, oil and butter, what are your top five ingredients to keep in the kitchen? – Jerome, Appleton A. I have considered several different angles to answer this question and have chosen to respond from one of versatility. To that end, here are my top five ingredients to keep on hand (in READ MORE

Restaurant Slang

Q. When I worked in restaurants as a server, busy chefs were said to be “in the weeds.” What other chef slang might civilians not be familiar with? – Robert, Appleton A. Most vocations have their own unique jargon that is common to their industry, but may not necessarily be understood by the public. The READ MORE

Emily Bowles

Posted on Dec. 1, 2020 by Emily Speers

For Appleton poet Emily Bowles, inspiration can come from anywhere and it often does. For example, while on a run one day Bowles passed by a dead fish on a trail and that imagery provided fodder for multiple poems. A dead fish on a running trail may appear as unlikely inspiration, but there’s a moral READ MORE

No Knead to Worry: Bread Tips

I’d love to start baking my own bread, but the whole kneading process seems intimidating. Do you have any bread-making tips for me? – Lex, Appleton The secret to great bread is the texture, which is developed through both leavening and structure. In bread baking, yeast is the primary leavening agent used and works by READ MORE