This Bites: A Dinner Series at Blue’s Egg and Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2019

The culinary podcast featuring 88Nine’s Tarik Moody and MilMag’s Ann Christenson talking about all things dining-related.

Tarik and I are This Bite-ing it with lots of food news you can use. We talk about restaurants an awful lot on our show, but we both love to cook (and in my case, bake). So on this episode, we cover the 2019 cookbooks we’d love to have on our shelves.

Among Tarik’s choices are South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations by Sean Brock, and Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables, by Abra Berens. For me, Baking at Republique: Masterful Techniques and Recipes is high on my list. Hear about the other books on our lists and why we think they’re cool.  

Now if you’re looking for something to do on Friday nights that involves dining but isn’t your typical restaurant experience, the owners of Blue’s Egg are doing a series of Friday night, family-style dinners at their Shorewood location. There’s one coming up on Jan. 24, featuring a heritage pork rib roast with buttered dumplings and bacon-braised cabbage, with Black Forest cake for dessert. The dinners continue on select Friday night into spring

And remember, This Bites airs at 8 a.m. on Friday mornings on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. If you miss it, no sweat. You can catch our podcast right here.


Listen to “Favorite Cookbooks of 2019 and Places to Dine for the Holidays” on Spreaker.



Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.