By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 03, 2018 at 6:01 PM

Season's eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Dining Month on OnMilwaukee is just cooking up, dishing out your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll. Dining Month is brought to you by Fein Brothers, your premier food service equipment and supply dealer in Wisconsin since 1929. Congratulations to all of the winners, and happy eating for all those who voted!

In this introductory podcast, get to know hosts Lori Fredrich and Matt Mueller a little better as they tackle some of the bigger, more important questions in life. Is a hot dog a sandwich? Mayo or Miracle Whip? And what IS Miracle Whip anyways? But most importantly, what's Lori's food superhero origin story? Listen as she divulges embarrassing food confessions from her past, Matt learns what an aioli is – and be sure to stay tuned for the FoodCrush’s signature segment, the Food Porn Minute.

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Coming up on FoodCrush

Karen Bell of Bavette: Life after a James Beard nomination
James Beard nominations are a big deal. But what’s it really like to find your name on the list? We chat with Milwaukee’s own Karen Bell, 2018 James Beard nominee and owner of Bavette La Boucherie, about her experience as well as her storied past and plans for the future. Then stay tuned as Matt Mueller gets his feet wet with yet another smoldering edition of the Food Porn Minute.

Aw Shucks!: Learning to love oysters
In this podcast, we chat with Black Shoe Hospitality’s Joe Muench about the ins and outs of oysters. Then we take the podcast on the road to Harbor House and get a lesson in oyster eating from Corporate Executive Chef Adam Siegel, who’ll introduce the salt-water bivalve mollusks to oyster-virgin Matt Mueller. Will his first oyster experience be a blast? Or a bust. Find out on FoodCrush.

Caitlin Cullen of The Tandem: Fried chicken
Salty. Crispy. Delicious. We talk all things fried chicken with the hilarious and forthright Caitlin Cullen, owner and chef of The Tandem. She’ll talk about her work at the restaurant as well as reveal some of the stories and secrets behind her two unique versions of fried chicken: Memphis and Georgia fried.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.