By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Nov 21, 2018 at 6:01 PM

The holidays are a time for giving. In this episode we talk with James Beard Award winning Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford and Erik Koepnick of The Guest House about how chefs in Milwaukee give back by feeding the homeless.

We also chat about family Thanksgiving traditions, including our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Get the recipe for Chef Aprahamian's favorite holiday pilaf here.

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Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

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.