Last week showed off pastry prowess – and flavors that went flop. This week’s episode went from wobbly to wondrous, as bakers were asked to rise to the occasion in the Desserts challenge and tackle Torte Cake, Crème Caramel and a Four-Layer Meringue Dessert.
In the spirit of The Great British Baking Show, The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge asked our bakers to select just one of the three dessert challenges.
Before we get started: If you have not watched this episode yet, SPOILER ALERT!
And don’t forget to read to the bottom to find out who our six featured Wisconsin bakers are!
Continue reading Week 4 Desserts Recap: The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge
The Queen of Hearts indeed made some tarts, but our Wisconsin bakers staged a veritable overthrow of her crown as they whisked along with this week’s Great British Baking Show: TARTS! Devoted entirely to topless (gasp) pastry, Paul and Mary’s tent tormented contestants with a Classic French Tarte Tatin, Mary Berry’s (Very Own) British Treacle Tart and a Designer Fruit Tart worthy of a Parisian patisserie window — speaking of overthrows, step aside, Napoleon.
In the spirit of The Great British Baking Show, The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge asked our bakers to select just one of the three tart challenges. It was a holiday week in Wisconsin and the nation as we celebrated Independence Day, but our bakers still delivered: through road travel, motor boating and oodles of Aunt Nanette’s noodle salad. Thanks for the fruity fireworks, friends!
Continue reading Week 3 Tarts Recap: The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge
Last week was all about sweet, sweet cake! But this week’s episode got a little more savory as bakers were asked to rise to the occasion in the bread challenge and tackle Flatbread, an Eight-Strand Plaited Loaf AND 24 Bagels.
In the spirit of The Great British Baking Show, The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge asked our bakers to select just one of the three bread challenges. This week was a scorcher in Wisconsin, so we’d like to take a minute to recognize our hearty bakers’ determination. Thanks for turning your ovens on, despite the heat!
Continue reading Week 2 Bread Recap: The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge
Dominique (Dom) Johnson is an audience services specialist at WPT. One of Dom’s daily tasks includes answering audience questions about Wisconsin Public Broadcasting’s content. One of his favorite things about his job is “hearing about all of the positive effects that our programming has on the lives of our viewers and listeners across the state.” We caught up with Dom to learn more about his top public television picks.
Continue reading What We Watch: Dominique Johnson, Audience Services Specialist
Bake along with Britain’s best – and add a Wisconsin twist! Share your results with each us each week to be featured on our website.
Each week during Season 5, try one of our fun baking challenges and share the results with us online. We’ll feature a variety of bakers, just like you, on the official website and right here on the blog – each week.
Continue reading Join the 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge
Around the Farm Table is going around the state! Join host Inga Witscher in person at fairs, libraries and other fun events as she travels around Wisconsin in the coming months.
Don’t forget: while Inga and friends are filming Season 6, you can catch past episodes and clips online with WPT!
Continue reading Meet Around the Farm Table’s Inga Witscher!
Season five of Wisconsin Life produced some of our most memorable stories yet. On our Facebook page, we had over 137,000 views from our top five most-viewed stories alone. In celebration of the completion of season five, we’ve compiled our top five most-watched stories: Continue reading Top 5 Most-Watched Videos From Wisconsin Life’s Fifth Season
As the new year begins, John McGivern is on the road once more, visiting cities across Wisconsin to uncover unique locations in each neighborhood – and meeting the interesting people who make our state’s communities thrive.
We caught up with the host to talk about Around the Corner With John McGivern ahead of the show’s seventh season premiere 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 on Wisconsin Public Television.
You can catch up with McGivern, too, in a series of free community screenings premiering new episodes in the communities they profile!
- Appleton: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17
Fox Cities Exhibition Center
- Middleton: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22
Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School
- Viroqua: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31
Historic Temple Theatre
Check in for more details posted soon at wpt.org/events.
Continue reading Q&A: John McGivern
It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to enjoy holiday programs on Wisconsin Public Television. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, look to WPT for classic favorites and fresh holiday finds.
Below, you’ll find a complete list of holiday-themed programs coming up on WPT.
Continue reading 2017 Holiday Program Schedule
Weekday afternoons aren’t just for kids anymore!
In September, the flagship channel of Wisconsin Public Television introduced something new. Now viewers who tune in between 1 and 3 p.m. from Monday-Friday can settle in for a relaxing treat with the new Midday Me Time block.
So indulge yourself! Whether you’re taking a break from hard work or just enjoying some time to yourself, Midday Me Time is the perfect way to catch up on classic PBS favorites – or discover new ones featuring the thoughtful, intriguing stories you love.
Read on for a preview of what’s coming up!
Continue reading Introducing… Midday Me Time!