The blog name comes from the geological name for the region in which we live (The Driftless Area). Paleozoic Palate just didn’t sound right…
I came to Wisconsin via Illinois via the Philippines. Growing up on my grandparents’ farm I was spoiled with tropical fruits, indigenous vegetables, and freshly caught fish from the nearby river. Southwest Wisconsin is special to me because just like where I grew up, there is a strong cultural identity and a passion for local foods. I am a music teacher, singer, photographer, fashionista, gardener, not quite a baker, and generally a lover of life!
I am not from Wisconsin, but as a native of the Upper Midwest (I have lived in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Upstate NY, and Illinois), I have all the pasty northern European credentials you could ask for. I love good food, but bad food covered in melted cheese will do in a pinch. In my spare time I am a research scientist.
Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.
– James Madison