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.
We (Leslie, Keith) love our new home in southwest Wisconsin. We may not be on the cutting edge of any culinary trends, but we honestly believe there is not a better place to live on earth if you want fresh, diverse, locally produced food. We wanted to create a place where we could discuss food with others who care about where (and who) their food comes from, to provide information about food in southwest Wisconsin to those who are looking, and to learn more about what we eat.
- If you’re a traveler coming to visit, don’t hesitate to ask us anything.
- If you’re a neighbor, we’d love to hear from you.
- If you couldn’t find Wisconsin on a map, we still hope you find something here interesting, and I hope you join the conversation.
And so ( saving all further ramblings until later) on with the show.
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