Driftless Appetite

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.


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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