By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Mar 08, 2016 at 1:53 PM

The Realtors Home & Garden show is on its way. The annual event showcasing great ideas for updating your indoor and outdoor spaces will take place at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park, March 18-20 and 23-26.

In addition to home improvement and design ideas, some of Milwaukee’s best chefs will share tips and tricks on the Fresh Cookie Patio stage.  

Here’s a taste of what you can experience:

  • Get juiced. Maanaan Sabir from The Juice Kitchen will present on "Juicing to Live" on March 16 at  5 p.m.
  • What’s the fuss about fermentation? Get a lesson in how fermentation affects the foods we eat from Chef Miles Borgraef, formerly of Lake Park Bistro on March 18 at 6 p.m.
  • Turn down the heat with raw cooking. Learn to make easy delicious raw fare with Karen Gill of Down to Earth Chef on March 18 and 25 at 4 p.m.
  • Learn the secrets of great soup. Nick Burki of Coquette Cafe will demonstrate roasted parsnip soup with cardamom honey, green apple and pistachio on March 19 at 11 a.m.
  • Perfect your breadmaking. Gene Webb from North Shore Boulangerie will give a lesson in making brioche on March 19 at 3 p.m.
  • Take time for tea. Laura Stevens and Kristin Lorenz from Rishi Tea will discuss the biggest tea trends of 2016 on March 24 at 6 p.m.
  • Experience Africa. Yollande Deacon of Irie Zulu will show you how to make Jamaican cabbage stir fry on March 26 at 11 a.m.
  • How about sustainable sushi? Cristian Vega and Jason Morimoto from Screaming Tuna will be giving you pointers on how to make sushi with sustainable fishes on March 26 at 1 p.m.

For the full schedule, visit

Admission & hours

Regular admission to the REALTORS Home & Garden Show is $8 for adults and free for active military personnel (with ID) and children 12 and under. Parking is available at State Fair Park for $5 per car. For more

Hours for the Home & Garden Show are Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours on Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24 are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

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.