By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 09, 2014 at 10:04 AM

In honor of June Dairy Month, the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison will host a "Creating Dairyland" Farm Breakfast on Saturday, June 21, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Breakfast, catered by Madison’s Brocach Irish Pub & Restaurant, will highlight foods from area farmers. Author Ed Janus will discuss the elements that inspired his book, "Creating Dairyland."

Janus, founder of the Wisconsin Dairy History Project, worked for two years as a dairy farmer in Crawford County, Wisconsin, where he fell in love with cows, fields, barns, and farmers. Since then he has interviewed hundreds of people as an audio journalist, writer and oral historian.

He will share the story of how caring for cows saved Wisconsin’s soil, created the state’s landscape and brought prosperity to the Dairy State. Janus will also discuss how the dairy industry continues to shape our lives today.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online until Thursday, June 13. The breakfast will be held at the Historical Society at 30 N. Carroll St. in Madison.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.