One of my favorite ways to learn about a place is to check out the food in their local markets. Whether it’s checking out the German-style deli in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, looking at the odd assortment of potato chip flavors at a grocery store in Ireland, or discovering new and exotic fruits in tropical locales, I just find it such a fun (and tasty) anthropological study of a place.
Because of this (or maybe just because I love food) every time I visit Milwaukee, I make it a point to stop at the Milwaukee Public Market.
The Public Market is full of unique vendors selling everything from fresh meat and seafood, to local beer and wine, delicious baked goods, and awesome spices.
But in addition to being a fun place to shop–and eat–it’s also a photographer’s wonderland.
On my most recent visit, I only had about fifteen minutes to spare, but rather than spending it buying food, I spent it photographing food! Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day.