100 episodes

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

The Corner Table The Capital Times

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    • 4.9, 8 Ratings

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

    Ahan finds a home

    Ahan finds a home

    Back in February, Jamie Hoang and Chuckie Brown were cooking for cocktail-sipping crowds at their Robin Room pop-up, doling out mini veggie egg rolls at Femmestival and prepping to roll out a food cart for the summer. The pandemic changed their plans.

    This past weekend they opened Ahan at The Bur Oak at 2262 Winnebago St., serving takeout noodles, curry and riffs on crab rangoon. Today on the podcast, Hoang and Brown talk about the unexpected advantages to opening at this stage in the pandemic. 

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    • 28 min
    Starved for sports

    Starved for sports

    Even for minor sports fans, a typical Madison summer might involve a random Brewers game with friends or a trip or two out to the Duck Blind for a Mallards game. This year, obviously, that's all been benched, with most ballparks and stadiums closed to fans for the foreseeable future. For Cap Times city editor Jason Joyce, it's a major loss. A former sports columnist for Isthmus and the announcer for the Madison Radicals ultimate Frisbee team, he’s really missing baseball. This week on the podcast, as the baseball season opens with no fans in the stands, he joins us to wax nostalgic about steamed hot dogs, neon-orange pump cheese, "the ice cream of the future" and the nectar of the baseball gods Miller Lite. 

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    • 44 min
    For your quarantine pleasure: The cream puff kerfuffle

    For your quarantine pleasure: The cream puff kerfuffle

    The Wisconsin State Fair has joined a long list of events across the country canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but there's one thing Cap Times opinion editor Jessie Opoien won't be missing among the lost festivities: cream puffs. This week on the Corner Table, we take a trip down memory lane to a simpler time, just a few months back, when Jessie found herself in hot water for publicly divulging her less-than-positive opinion of the signature Wisconsin State Fair dessert ﹘ prompting Gov. Tony Evers himself to come to their sweet-and-messy defense.

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    • 12 min
    A recipe for change

    A recipe for change

    Will Green started Mentoring Positives almost 16 years ago to help teens in the Darbo-Worthington neighborhood on Madison's east side learn some of the tools they need to be successful and, as he said, “basically be a good person.” Participants in the program get paid to help make and market Off the Block salsa and pizzas, which are sold around town. This week on the podcast, Will talks with Lindsay and Chris about his pizza struggles, the inspiration he draws from his late mom, and his vision for the Darbo neighborhood as an "ethnic oasis" and a campus of opportunity.

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    • 32 min
    Forage for your supper

    Forage for your supper

    With so many activities off limits due to the coronavirus, this summer practically demands that we get outdoors as often as possible in order to maintain our sanity ﹘ just so long as you've got your mask on and you're away from other people, of course. For those looking to step up their outdoor game, Andy Gricevich wants to help you learn to forage your own food. He runs What Got Gathered, where he sells foraged foods and leads walks where he teaches people to recognize the edible plants around them. This week on the Corner Table, Lindsay and Chris talk with the local forager extraordinaire about mushrooms that won’t kill you, a unique dish he calls “lawn-sagna,” and what he’s most excited about finding to eat in the parkways and backyards around his new house. 

    Also: Why Andy thinks foraging isn't dangerous, as long as you don't eat something just because an app told you to.

    Ready to learn more about foraging? Here are a few links Andy recommended to get you started.

    Wild Food Wisconsin Facebook group

    Midwest Wild & Edible Foragers Society Facebook group

    Forager's Harvest, the website of foraging authority Samuel Thayer

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    • 37 min
    Bartender to the stars ... of this podcast

    Bartender to the stars ... of this podcast

    Before the pandemic hit, bartender Karlin Langley was working at Sardine, mixing Sazeracs and French 75s behind their pewter bar. Lately he’s been turning that energy toward home projects. He’s making mixers and even entirely new drinks, trying stuff out where there aren’t customers to please. Lindsay and Chris wanted to know what he could come up with using only ingredients that they had lying around at home, so they put his skills to the test on this week's show. Find the recipes for the cocktails Karlin devised for each of them at www.captimes.com.

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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Great food podcast!

The only food podcast I listen to!

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