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The Corner Table

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A podcast about food and drink in Madison, Wis., produced by The Capital Times and hosted by food writer Lindsay Christians.

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A podcast about food and drink in Madison, Wis., produced by The Capital Times and hosted by food writer Lindsay Christians.

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iTunes Ratings

7 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Cover image of The Corner Table

The Corner Table

Updated about 1 month ago

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A podcast about food and drink in Madison, Wis., produced by The Capital Times and hosted by food writer Lindsay Christians.

Rank #1: Large Batch Scratch

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Chef Katie Wyer left the big city for the Spring Green river valley seeking to make creative "large batch scratch" food for as many people as she could. She hosts pizza nights and curry nights in Spring Green, all the while keeping the grab-and-go cooler at Arcadia Books stocked for staff and visitors to American Players Theatre. As APT kicks off this weekend, host Lindsay Christians talks to Katie about what's new this year in her beloved river town.
Jun 13 2018
24 mins
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Rank #2: A very special holiday crossover

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This week, Lindsay is joined by both Bob Hemauer, co-owner of Cork n' Bottle, and Jessie Opoien, the host of Wedge Issues, for a crossover holiday event.
Dec 12 2018
33 mins
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Rank #3: French comfort

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La Kitchenette owner Virginie Ok makes rustic French classics like onion soup gratinée, petit salé aux lentilles (stewed salted pork with lentils) and a mountain dish called tartiflette made with an entire wheel of brie. Ok joins the podcast this week to talk about what she makes to warm up in the winter — simple, aromatic dishes often stewed or baked for hours.
Jan 31 2018
17 mins
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Rank #4: Cart culture

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65 food carts applied to the City of Madison's review process last fall, angling for a prime spot on the Capitol Square or the UW-Madison campus. On this week's podcast, street vending coordinator Meghan Blake-Horst talks about training for food cart reviewers and some exciting new carts this season, including Nani (Chinese), Caracas Arepas (Venezuelan) and a daytime slot for Marimar on Wheels (Mexican).
Apr 25 2018
18 mins
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Rank #5: Big beers, small scale

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Giant Jones marries craft beer with local and organic ingredients to make "big beer for everyone."
Aug 29 2018
25 mins
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Rank #6: Pretty in Pink

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Podcast host Lindsay Christians may drink rose wine all year 'round, but the sheer variety of delicious pink wines in Madison goes way up starting in April. This week, Lindsay and Cork 'n' Bottle partner Bob Hemauer kick off spring with a tasting of two excellent roses, one from Rioja in Spain and another from northern California.
Apr 11 2018
20 mins
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Rank #7: Behind the scenes at dinner with Jacques

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On this week's mini-episode of the podcast, we're sharing some of the behind the scenes audio from an early October dinner with chef Jacques Pepin.
Oct 31 2018
10 mins
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Rank #8: Beard Awards and bar burgers

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It's a restaurant episode this week on The Corner Table, as host Lindsay Christians chats with Isthmus writer Kyle Nabilcy about who might win Best Chef: Midwest(a Milwaukee versus Minneapolis showdown this year). Find out which nights to look for scalloped potatoes and loose meat sandwiches on local menus, and how Kyle narrowed down a long list of the best bar burgers in Madison.
May 02 2018
21 mins
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Rank #9: Chef Week 2018

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A Spanish night market, a whiskey brunch, a po'boy party and a late night nacho throw down are all on the menu for Madison Chef Week 2018. This week on the podcast, chefs Lauren Montelbano of Surya Cafe and Dave Heide, chef/owner of Liliana's in Fitchburg and Charlie's on Main in Oregon, describe their Chef Week plans for a trio of vegan tapas, veggie burgers and personal pizza.
Feb 28 2018
18 mins
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Rank #10: Flip it, melt it, win a trophy

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For the past several years, Abby Becker, Cap Times city/county reporter, and her boyfriend Scott Girard have thrown their cheeseheads in the ring at the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Competition in Dodgeville. Abby joins Lindsay on the podcast this week to give an insider's look into competitive sandwich making.

This year's event is set for Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out grilledcheesewisconsin.com for more.
Apr 18 2018
15 mins
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Rank #11: One cheese to rule them all

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How do you compare gouda to cheddar or feta to bandage-wrapped blue? Through April 1 the Willy Street Co-op challenges shoppers to pick the best in its fun-loving annual cheese competition, won in previous years by an unusual blue cheese, a unique cheddarish parmesan and a cheese that blends cow, sheep and goat milk. The co-op's Jack Kear joins Lindsay on the podcast this week to scout the competition.
Mar 20 2018
21 mins
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Rank #12: Food in a paper boat

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This week on the podcast, Osteria Papavero owner Francesco Mangano talks about the joys and challenges of making food for a festival -- food that's good, quick, interesting and most importantly, fits in a little paper boat.
Aug 08 2018
16 mins
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Rank #13: Death's Door Juniper Harvest

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Every September, 50-plus bartenders from around the country (and beyond) gather on Washington Island to fight prickly juniper bushes for their dark purple berries. This month marks the 11th annual Juniper Harvest Festival, hosted by Death's Door Distillery. The juniper they harvest will be a primary ingredient in the company's gin.
Sep 12 2018
26 mins
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Rank #14: Small batch spread

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When local preserves business Quince & Apple started nine years ago in a Madison-based business incubator, co-owner Matt Stoner Fehsenfeld had to explain to every potential customer just what their cheese-friendly preserves could be used for. Now, the artisan food landscape has changed, and Quince & Apple has grown with it. Matt joins Lindsay on the podcast this week to talk about that growth, and how the company has "preserved" its artisanal values.
Mar 28 2018
24 mins
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Rank #15: Lake Superior flavors (revisited)

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Lake Superior flavors (revisited) by The Capital Times
Oct 03 2018
21 mins
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Rank #16: On the road with Isthmus Dining Company

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Chef Rob Grisham started Isthmus Dining Company in 2015 as a way to cook the food that inspired him without a lot of financial overhead. Since then he has hosted pop-ups all over the county, from Macha Tea Company, the former Banzo Shuk space and Gib's Bar in Madison to Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin in Spring Green and Cow & Quince in New Glarus. This week, Rob shares what's coming up in April and how being a nomad has changed the way he cooks.
Apr 04 2018
20 mins
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Rank #17: The Great Taste

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Lindsay is taking a well-deserved break from the podcasting studio this month, so we're bringing you some of our favorite episodes from the past year. Today: Revisiting the Great Taste of the Midwest.
Jul 25 2018
19 mins
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Rank #18: Not your average turkey

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Not your average turkey by The Capital Times
Nov 14 2018
24 mins
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Rank #19: CSA 2.0

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Christy McKenzie describes her meal kit/ take-home dinner/ cafe business, Pasture & Plenty, as "CSA 2.0." Pasture & Plenty opened softly a few weeks ago on Madison's near west side. Now open as a cafe with Wednesday dinners and special wine pairing events, Pasture & Plenty works with some 30 local farms and ranches -- a full-time job in itself.
Aug 15 2018
22 mins
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Rank #20: Come for the beer, stay for the food

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Lindsay's out for the month, so four of her colleagues decided to pitch in by eating oodles of brewery food in Madison, and then chatting all about it in the studio.
Jul 18 2018
18 mins
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