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Waseda Farms / Wickman House

Travel to Door County to visit Waseda Farms and the Wickman House. Meet with Tom Lutsey, owner and farmer at Waseda Farms, to get his philosophy on farming and a tour of his land. Then, we travel with some Waseda chickens to the Wickman House to follow our meal from ground to plate. There, we meet owners Joe Fahrenkrug and Mike Holmes, and wrap up the day with dinner with the Lutsey family.

Tue, May 16 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, May 17 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Salvatore's Tomato Pies/Vitruvian Farms/Yum Yum Fe

Meet chef Patrick DePula, owner of Salvatore’s Tomato Pies in Sun Prairie and Madison. Patrick brings us to Vitruvian Farms in McFarland to meet the upstart twenty somethings who are changing the world one tomato at a time. Then we check out the first Yum Yum Fest celebrating the Madison Area Chefs Network and featuring chefs Jonny Hunter, Tory Miller and Daniel Bonanno to name a few.

Tue, May 23 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, May 24 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

The Victory Garden Initiative

Meet Milwaukee's Gretchen Mead and discover her Victory Garden Initiative, a program in which volunteers create raised bed gardens throughout the city to promote food growth in urban spaces. Host Kyle Cherek helps build gardens and meets the lucky folks receiving them. We catch up with Gretchen four months later to see the progress at the Victory Garden's own urban farm, Concordia Gardens.

Tue, May 30 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, May 31 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Door County Creamery / Door County Brewery

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we travel to Door County to meet with Jesse and Rachel Johnson, owners of Door County Creamery. Door County Creamery is a goat dairy farm and creamery located in Sister Bay. We get a tour of the farm, meet their goats and then make our way back to the creamery to make fresh chevre. After a day of goat wrestling and cheesemaking, we pay a visit to Door County Brewery to meet with Owner John McMahon and discuss why he decided to open a brewery and what we can expect from their brews.

Tue, Jun 6 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Fondy Farm / Primrose Csa Farm

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we focus on the art of the Farm Dinner. First we travel to the Fondy Farm in Port Washington to meet up with Young Kim and a roster of Milwaukee’s best chefs for a 6 course meal utilizing food from the farm and that celebrates the farmers responsible for the food. Then we travel west to past Madison to Primrose CSA farm were Edible Madison is hosting a dinner prepared by Chef Tory Miller and Portland Chef Naomi Pomeroy of “BEAST”. The dinner’s goal is to celebrate the food movement of Southern Wisconsin, shine a national spotlight on our distinct culinary region and raise funds to teach kids vital life skills: how to grow and cook good, nutritious food.

Tue, Jun 13 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

100 Years of Green County Cheese Days!

Cheese Days Travel to Monroe to celebrate 100 years of Green County Cheese Days! Start off with Limburger and Braunschweiger sandwiches at Baumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern, and talk with several area master cheesemakers. Discuss the fine art of yodeling with Kerry Christensen, learn how to make the perfect fried cheese curd and end the day with a tour of the town square with Mayor William Ross.

Tue, Jun 20 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Westson's Antique Apple Orchard

– Westson's Antique Apple Orchard Visit one of Wisconsin’s original apple orchards, where more than 120 apple varieties, some on the verge of extinction, are treated as art. Tour the orchard with owner Kenneth Weston and his daughter Genevieve, and make cider with Ethan Keller. Follow the cider the New Glarus Brewery, and then visit Apple Sauced, an event hosted by Edible Milwaukee and MKEfoodies.

Tue, Jun 27 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, Jun 28 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Espana Foodie

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we take our show on the road (and the air) and travel with sisters Chef Karen Bell of Bavette and Jessica Bell and visit Spain. Spain was very influential in the sisters' culinary lives, both living and working in the country before coming back to and settling in their home town of Milwaukee. We tour from Madrid to San Sebastian and try to eat and drink everything in between. From famous ham makers to cheesemakers to award winning chefs and wine. We explore how the trend of eating local within a culture that knows no other way. We also bring some of our finest products to share with some award winning chefs of Spain.

Tue, May 2 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, May 3 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Odd Duck / The Vanguard / Goodkind

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie hosts Kyle Cherek and Jessica Bell head to Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood to explore some of the hottest restaurants to pop up in the city. Bay View has always been thought of as a working class neighborhood with mom and pop restaurants, ethnic eateries, delis and butcher shops littered throughout the tree dotted streets. Over the last couple of years there has been a group of young chefs and restaurateurs that want not only to preserve that tradition but elevated it to a whole other level, making Bay View one of the hottest culinary destinations in Wisconsin. In this episode we feature a small sample of restaurants leading the charge - Odd Duck, The Vanguard and Goodkind.

Tue, May 9 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, May 10 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

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