By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Oct 22, 2021 at 12:03 PM

’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee!

Did you hear? We're heading to Riviera Maya, Mexico with a small group of OnMilwaukee readers (hopefully including you!) in March of 2022. But first, we wanted to find out all the details about the food at our gourmet all-inclusive resort. So, we invited the chef to join us on a special FoodCrush podcast.

In this very special episode, we’re delving into the culinary offerings at the El Dorado Casitas Royale resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Guiding us on our journey is Chef Eduardo Barra and Paulina Salazar who handles Midwest sales for the resort.

During our chat, we get an overview of the all-inclusive resort, plus insights from Chef Barra on the exclusive Fuentes Culinary Theater and Chefs Table experiences, plus an overview of the organic fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in the resort’s expansive greenhouse.

If this podcast makes you hungry, you’re in luck, you can join us on a one-of-a-kind trip to the El Dorado Casitas resort in March of 2022. Get all the details here and sign up before all of our slots are filled!

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.