The University of Wisconsin Press

Hungry for Wisconsin
A Tasty Guide for Travelers
Mary Bergin

“A delightful book that is close to my heart and closer to my stomach. I can’t wait to get back to my home state with this tasty guide in my backpack.”
—David Maraniss, author of When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi

Here’s a guide for the hungry traveler looking for familiar and favorite comfort foods or wonderful culinary experiences around the state. Divided into four regions with additional chapters on Madison and Milwaukee, Hungry for Wisconsin celebrates the people, places, and foods that define the multi-ethnic Badger State.

“Readers will want to experience the original characters, tantalizing recipes, and down-home cafes and restaurants which give this book such life. Mary Bergin’s use of vivid language and amusing anecdotes makes us want to hit the road and return to Hungry for Wisconsin again and again.”
—Jessica Doyle, former first Lady of Wisconsin

Mary Bergin writes weekly “Roads Traveled” columns syndicated in daily newspapers throughout Wisconsin. Her other books include Eat Smart in Germany, Sidetracked in Wisconsin: A Guide for Thoughtful Travelers, and Sidetracked in the Midwest: A Green Guide for Travelers.

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September 2012
LC: 2008022788 TX
264 pp.   6 x 8
Color illus. throughout
Paper ISBN 978-0-9815161-0-3

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Originally published in 2008

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