The supper club is a tradition and now somewhat of a phenomenon found in the Upper Midwestern states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. They are so retro that they are coming back in to vogue. Travel through the Badger State and discover what made these supper clubs and the iconic fare stand the test of time. With more than 60 recipes from 40 supper clubs, Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook will uncover the secrets to the food and the drinks that keep people coming back to these landmark eateries any time of the day.
Midwest travel, regional foods, German heritage and environmental sustainability are Mary Bergin's writing specialties. The lifelong professional journalist boasts decades of newspaper work as an editor and reporter. Her weekly, syndicated and award winning "Roads Traveled" columns began in 2002.
The Chicago Tribune frequently publishes Mary’s work in its travel section. Wisconsin Public Radio counts her among its travel experts. Her freelance work is a featured case study in the college textbook Travel Journalism: On the Road with Serious Intent by Professor John Greenman at the University of Georgia.
The Wisconsin native lives in Madison. The Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook is her fifth book. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and Midwest Travel Writers Association. Learn more about her at marybergin.com and roadstraveled.com.