Way Up North Wisconsin is said to be a “state of mind and geography, less about geography and more about what you do when you get there.” Generally considered to be any area north of Highway 8, Up North was once a remote primeval forest settled by iron and copper miners and then lumberjacks. Now an extremely popular vacation destination, drawing vacationers year-round from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and parts beyond, Up North showcases more than 7,500 lakes, rivers, and, streams , and more than a million acres of public forest.
More than just a cookbook, Way Up North Wisconsin celebrates the history, the people, and the cultures that so influenced the area for centuries with a compilation of recipes presenting a fresh take on traditional foods alongside interesting features on the quintessential uniqueness that makes Up North Wisconsin.
Victoria Shearer is a longtime travel and food journalist. She splits her time between Wake Forest, North Carolina, and Mercer, Wisconsin, where her parents built a one-room log cabin on a small glacial lake in 1949 and to which she has been going her entire life. She is the author of Florida Keys Cookbook and Florida Keys & Key West Chef’s Table.