Watch New Episodes of Wisconsin Foodie on WPT

May 16, 2017

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Watch New Episodes of Wisconsin Foodie on WPT

Wisconsin Public Television continues to invite viewers to explore the stories behind our food with new episodes of the Emmy® Award-winning program Wisconsin Foodie. New episodes air every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through July 13 on WPT.

Wisconsin Foodie travels the state, exploring culinary stories in our own backyards while meeting the people behind local delicacies. Upcoming episodes feature the Driftless Café, Meister Cheese Co., Roots Chocolate, Bos Meadery, Juice Kitchen, Tandem, Red Cabin at Green Acres, Idlewile Supper Club, Iron Grate BBQ, Twist & Sprout, Anarchy Acres, Karl Ratzsch, Usinger’s and more mouthwatering Wisconsin destinations.

Full list of upcoming episodes and WPT airdates:

7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18: Wisconsin Foodie “Forage/Fish/Eat”
Join outdoor guide Keith Warnke to explore the edible outdoors of Muscoda. Start by harvesting roadside asparagus, then head to the hills to hunt for morels, and finally jump into the streams and try fly fishing for trout. Driftless Cafe chef Luke Zahm brings the bounty together.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25: Wisconsin Foodie “Morel Fest/Meister Cheese”
Visit Muscoda for their annual Morel Fest and go behind the scenes to see how one of the most popular foraged food events comes together. While in town, stop by Meister Cheese Co. to tour the facility and meet the owners.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1: Wisconsin Foodie “Crave Brothers Dairy” (Repeat — Viewers in the WHA Madison area will see WPT Auction)
Visit the award-winning, energy-supplying, cheese-making Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese to see how the facility is a shining example of "big dairy" done right. George Crave offers a tour of the facility and explains how their methane energy is distributed to the community.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8: Wisconsin Foodie “Roots Chocolate/Bos Meadery”
Bypass the water slides and head straight to Roots Chocolate in the Wisconsin Dells to meet the owner, Lisa Nelson. Then travel to Bos Meadery to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the meadery, which is fermenting some of the most interesting meads in the market.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15: Wisconsin Foodie “Juice Kitchen/Tandem”
Visit the Milwaukee neighborhood of Lindsay Heights to meet Maanaan and JoAnne Sabir of The Juice Kitchen and get a fresh perspective on the neighborhood. Then walk to Tandem - brainchild of chef Caitlin Cullen — a restaurant that focuses on bringing the community together through food.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22: Wisconsin Foodie “Red Cabin at Green Acres/Idlewile”
Travel off the beaten path to visit two Supper Clubs: Red Cabin at Green Acres and Idlewile Supper Club. Meet Dave Schuh, owner of the Red Cabin at Green Acres. Then travel down the road to meet Brenda and Dave Panko, fifth owners of the Idlewile Supper Club.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29: Wisconsin Foodie “Iron Grate BBQ/Twist & Sprout”
Start the morning with chef Aaron Patin as he stokes a fire that will eventually smoke the meats at Iron Grate BBQ Co. in Milwaukee. Then, join Aaron at Twist & Sprout Farms to meet farmer Cam Pauli and look over the Red Wattle hogs that will eventually be used at Iron Grate.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6: Wisconsin FoodieAnarchy Acres”
Travel to Mount Pleasant to meet home miller and heritage grain enthusiast Charlie Tennessen of Anarchy Acres. See how Charlie and his team of donkeys remain self-sufficient, and learn why Charlie focuses his land on heritage and rare wheat varieties, experimenting from seed to bread.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13: Wisconsin Foodie “Karl Ratzsch/Usinger’s” (Season Finale!)
Explore a Milwaukee culinary tradition that is engrained in the city’s DNA: German cooking and sausage. Visit Karl Ratzsch and Usinger’s, which are both more than 100 years old and have been working together for just as long. Learn about the companies’ histories and explore a typical day. 

Each episode of Wisconsin Foodie dives into Wisconsin’s unique culinary world by profiling local food treasures and highlighting the passionate and hardworking individuals responsible for the burgeoning “Good Food Movement.” Wisconsin Foodie blends food, cooking and travel while showcasing local businesses, restaurants, purveyors and farmers – telling their stories and helping to promote a local, sustainable economy.

Full episodes of the new season of Wisconsin Foodie are available to stream online now at wpt.org.

Funding for Wisconsin Foodie is provided by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Illing Company Inc., American Kitchen Cookware, Outpost Natural Foods, Society Insurance, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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