Comfort food

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Local author Jeanette Hurt helps us find comfort in cauliflower

Published June 15, 2020

If ever we could use some good, hearty comfort food, now is that time. That makes the publication of local author Jeanette Hurt's latest book, "Cauliflower Comfort Food: Delicious Low-Carb Recipes for Your Favorite Classics," perfectly timed.

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3 dishes: Chef Josh Peterson of Motor Bar & Restaurant

Published Feb. 6, 2017

In this series, we ask chefs around the city to describe their restaurants in their own words and recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Chef Josh Peterson of Motor Bar & Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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It's comfort food all the way at The Farmer's Wife in West Allis

Published Oct. 10, 2016

If it's homestyle comfort food you're after - pot roast, meatloaf, gumbo - you'll find it at The Farmer's Wife in West Allis. There are also little touches - like hand-cut fries and homemade desserts - that may become the hallmark of this newly minted spot.

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The Winchester serves up tasty, sharable eats

Published Oct. 7, 2015

The Winchester, 2321 N. Murray Ave., opened last month in the former Two Bucks space and the kitchen is now in full swing. The menu, developed by Chef Frank Harroun of Lucky Joe's Alchemy & Eatery, features bar food with a twist.

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Milwaukee's best comfort food, 2014

Published Oct. 9, 2014

When it comes to Milwaukee comfort food, it seems our readers love the one with comfort in name (or at least used to).

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The best grilled cheese in town

Published Oct. 21, 2013

Ah, the grilled cheese sandwich. The stuff dreams are made of. I've eaten them all over the world. But this one's the best.

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My happy place: In a bowl of mac 'n' cheese at Comet

Published Oct. 11, 2013

I'm not a "foodie" by any stretch. I like food. I eat it. I enjoy it. But few dishes really make me happy. OK, only ONE dish makes me absolutely giddy. And that's the mac & cheese at The Comet Cafe.

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Eating in the name of comfort: Chefs dish on fond foods

Published Nov. 12, 2012

As the weather grows chilly and the holiday season approaches, our desire for comfort food increases. I invited a few Milwaukee chefs to share some of their own favorites, and give me a sense of which dishes they're making in their restaurant kitchens that carry those same comforting qualities.

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Milwaukee's comfort food, 2012

Published Oct. 10, 2012

Though it was close, this year's winner of the Best Comfort Food category also won in 2010 and 2011. Can you guess who took home this comfy threepeat?