By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 02, 2019 at 11:01 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

What do chefs shop for at local markets? That's the question we're exploring in this new video series in which we give chefs $50 to spend at area grocers and farmers markets.

This week, we took a trip to Pete's Fruit Market with Chef Nicolas Ramos of Antigua. Watch as we navigate the aisles and chat about a variety of unique ingredients – from tomatillos and nopales to banana leaves and beef tongue – all of which can be used to create a variety of tasty dishes.

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.