Food is often credited for its power as a unifier, as a tool to build community and for its ability to bring people from various backgrounds and walks of life together in community.
On this week’s podcast we talk to Jesus Gonzalez, a young entrepreneur and chef who has built bridges with his Mazorca taco truck and championed Latino/a culture and community through various projects, including his work as co-founder of the new Zocalo Food Park. During our chat, Gonzalez shares his journey from Milwaukee’s South Side to culinary school and back home again. He offers wit and wisdom about building his dream from scratch, and he offers insights into the vision for – and the goals of – Milwaukee’s first food truck park.
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Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.