Get growing with WPT!

March 18, 2019

The snow is melting after a snowy Wisconsin winter, and we know you’ve been itching to dig! For years, Wisconsin Public Television has captured lectures from our Garden & Landscape Expo to enjoy throughout the year on University Place. Just in time for spring, we’re sharing some of our favorites that we hope will take your…

Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club-Q&A With Holly De Ruyter

March 14, 2019

Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club is a documentary premiering 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14 on Wisconsin Public Television. The documentary explores the cultural and historical events that shaped supper club culture in the badger state. Current supper club owners and patrons discuss the institution’s past and imagine its future. Filmmaker and WPT…

Arthur Ircink talks “Foodie”

January 4, 2019

Wisconsin Foodie captures the flavor of our state – one bite at a time! An all-new season airs 7:30 p.m. Thursdays on Wisconsin Public Television. Since the show’s inception in 2007, founder and executive producer Arthur Ircink has done just about everything to keep the show running smoothly behind the scenes, from shooting and editing…

Hmong Food in Wisconsin

December 17, 2018

As we continue to celebrate the many food traditions that have developed throughout our state, we recognize the stories of Hmong families and extended clans who have made Wisconsin their home. Lucy Lor’s story in Wisconsin Life‘s Food Traditions series is an inspiring example of how food can link different times and places in our…

That’s a (Rough Puff Pastry) Wrap! The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

October 16, 2018

The labor of the fall harvest – which in Wisconsin Public Television terms means the successful production of Quilt Expo 2018 in early September, the launch of brand new seasons (!) of Wisconsin Life and Around the Farm Table, and the premiere of our new documentary Hip-Hop U: The First Wave Scholars (loaded with digital extras) –…

Around the Farm Table returns!

October 10, 2018

A Note From Inga… Has it really been six years since we started this quirky little show we call Around the Farm Table? My father Rick (producer, director, and the guy that irons my shirt) and I are absolutely humbled to help tell the stories of the hard working and inspiring farmers here in the…

Week 9 Patisserie Recap: The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

September 3, 2018

Ça va, mes amis? Here we are in the semifinal week, and as much as Mel, Sue and your humble recapper might like to lighten the mood with French that is, how you say, pas mal, the mood is tense. So let’s get right to it, non? Our four remaining bakers delved into the precision…

Week 8 Biscuits Recap: The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

August 29, 2018

Snap, Crack(le). . . Bake!  The poet Carl Sandburg’s Good Morning, America begins with 38 definitions of poetry. His memorable line, “poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits,”  is as scrumptious to speak as the 62 snappy crackers, stout tea cakes, and sturdy gingerbread structures submitted to our Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge: Biscuits Week (and by “week”…