Hello Wisconsin – Wisconsin Food

wisconsinYou know der hey.’ ‘You betcha you know, and so.’ Wisconsin. The state I was basically raised in, however born in Kokomo, Indiana, and still have roots there. My family moved to Wisconsin when I was in second grade. Ms. Farchianno’s class, a great class at that.  My roots, granted, were started in Indiana, were grown and clipped in Wisconsin. The common cheese head state, and beer drinking capital do not bother me when others try to burn me. Beer is great, and cheese is better,  and when you attempt to pair them, well, then, eat your words.

Wisconsin to me, is where I remember laying on the carpet at age seven, in a bare bedroom, my parents bedroom, watching a small TV, and eating McDonald’s. Waiting for things to arrive. A late night that turned into a lifetime of great friends, perfect seasons, excellent food, and the love of my life.

Reflecting on my childhood, I was, and still am happy to live in Wisconsin. My parents were into a lot of different hobbies, that my brother and I desired; bowling (video games), fishing (getting into trouble/fishing), hockey and walking on small creeks; you name it. But there is one thing that my parents taught me in Wisconsin, during all of those years, and that it is a beautiful state. We never stayed put. We traveled a lot. Camping in Rhinelander, Tomahawk, , and Merrill, Wisconsin. Pure beauty, but it never stopped there. We would drive to Stevens Point to get a a killer brunch, literally drive about 2 1/2 hours to get to brunch, that was that good, and fish fries throughout the local scene. Wisconsin has something about it. The people, the fun, and scene.

I’m glad to be from Wisconsin. Cooking comfort food from what my parents served (for the most part) on the table, and being raised from a family that exposed me to home cooking and the importance for being home, for dinner, as a family.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought to “Hello Wisconsin – Wisconsin Food”

  1. This is how I feel about WI! I was born and raised in Milwaukee, and now live in Boston. I yearn to move back, especially when my husband and I start a family. But yeah, I know we’ll miss our Asian markets, exotic restaurants and crazy foods. HOpefully by the time we get there, we won’t have too much trouble finding what we need. 😀

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