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 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.