By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Aug 08, 2021 at 9:01 AM

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. And there may be no nostalgia more powerful than that which accompanies a beloved food. And whether that food is a simple chocolate chip cookie enjoyed after school or a warm, flaky croissant eaten on the streets of Paris there’s a bit of magic in the memories that it conjures.

That magic is what the owners of Mid-Way Bakery hope to capture with their menu of sweet treats which run the gamut from indulgent peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and caramel-filled brownies to indulgent cream puffs and expertly plated desserts.

This week on the podcast, we’re chatting it up with Katie and Kurt Fogle, the husband and wife pastry chef team heading up the new bakery. And they’re sharing all the sweet stuff: from the inspiration for the Mid-Way name to the secrets behind some of their most delicious treats.


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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.