By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 21, 2018 at 6:01 PM

The holidays are a time for giving. In this episode we talk with James Beard Award winning Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford and Erik Koepnick of The Guest House about how chefs in Milwaukee give back by feeding the homeless.

We also chat about family Thanksgiving traditions, including our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Get the recipe for Chef Aprahamian's favorite holiday pilaf here.

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Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.