By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 30, 2022 at 9:02 AM

Pie or cake? That’s the big question on today’s podcast. But regardless of where you stand on the matter, you’ll love our conversation with pastry chef and entrepreneur, Allison Cebulla, who has made a career out of her love for pie.

During our chat, we trace Cebulla’s culinary journey from the days she spent in the kitchen with her parents to the moment she decided to take a leap and start her own business. Along the way, she shares baking tips, opinions on what makes the best pie, stories about balancing work and family and insights into how she unknowingly created a "pandemic-proof" pie business.


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Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.