This Bites: The Mushroom Lady and Peruvian Cuisine

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

We’re firing up the This Bites engine. Tarik and I kick off our first podcast of March 2020 by covering two stories in the latest issue  and that would be March  of MilMag. (on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee). The first is about The Mushroom Lady, a.k.a., Diane Summers-Yelton, who is basically a one-woman foraging operation. She supplies mushrooms (that she’s foraged locally) to some 30 restaurants in the area. But she can sell to home cooks, too, through her site. We’re a little ahead of the curve as far as timing goes for Wisconsin mushrooms, but in April, The Mushroom Lady will start hunting for edible fungi, and this is a lady you want to know about.

In our second topic, we talk about the new restaurant Triciclo Peru, on 38th and Vliet. The little restaurant began as a food trailer specializing in empanadas. In its storefront location, Triciclo offers much more, including several renditions of the Pisco sour cocktail. Learn more about this little gem.

In events, this Sunday is the 18th Annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser for radio station WMSE 91.7 FM. Now Tarik and I share an appreciation for chili and hot foods, but I’ll let you hear more about that in our segment. 

In resto openings to come, Wisconsin Soup Co. which heretofore has sold its soups at area farmers markets and grocery stores is opening a location in downtown Wauwatosa. It’ll be called Loup and may open in May.

We try to keep This Bites hyper-local, generally, but Tarik thinks it’s important on this occasion to talk about a food festival coming to Chicago. OK, I’ll bite. Now, listen to us, please!

Listen to “The Mushroom Lady, Triciclo Peru, The 18th Annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser and more.” 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.