The preceding excerpts are from Wisconsin Food Festivals, by Terese Allen (Amherst Press, 1995). Order the book (800-333-8122) and you can discover how the ice cream sundae was invented and how far a watermelon seed can be spit. You can join in a powwow dance, enter a grape-stomping contest, and learn the art of eating a cream puff. From Green County Cheese Days and the Warrens Cranberry Festival to Presque Isle's Wild Game and Natural Foods Cook-off, Wisconsin Food Festivals offers 184 pages of heartland stories, recipes, culinary history, travel information, and photographs. Soft cover, $15.95.
by Terese Allen
Photographs by Milwaukee Dept of City Development and Gary Knowles
Reprinted with permission
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