In August 2010, Nick Chipman created an over-the-top midnight snack, which he dubbed The Veatloaf Sandwich. It featured a variety of leftovers from his fridge: a slice of veal, a chunk of homemade meatloaf, a fried egg, cheddar cheese and mayonnaise sandwiched between two slices of toasted wheat bread. Little did he know that this inaugural (and comparatively tame) sandwich would lead to hundreds more in-your-face culinary creations, a good number of which would become viral sensations.
On this week’s podcast, we talk with Chipman about the creation of Dude Foods, a blog which assisted in blazing the trail for hundreds of outrageous food blogs across the nation. During our wild no-holds-barred chat, we discuss the evolution of Dude Foods and the Dude Foods podcast, Chipman’s journey to full-time food blogging and the wild adventures he’s had along the way.
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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.