‘Route 51’ plates up history of Wis. holiday food traditions

WAUSAU – Eating together, especially during the holiday season, brings people together in a unique way. Food is inextricably linked to memory, heritage and tradition, breaking down barriers and reminding us of our shared common humanity. But where did Wisconsin’s food traditions come from?

On December 23rd at 10am, Shereen Siewert, host of WPR’s “Route 51”, welcomed Luke Zahm, host of PBS Wisconsin’s “Wisconsin Foodie” and owner of Viroqua’s Driftless Cafe, to us We had a fun discussion about the roots and joys of our food traditions. Bringing friends, family and culture together. Listeners are encouraged to ask their own questions by calling 800-780-9742 or emailing their questions to ideas@wpr.org.

“Route 51” will be on Fridays at 10:00 am at The Ideas Network stations 101.3 & 91.9/Wausau, AM 930/Auburndale-Stevens Point, 99.1/Stevens Point, 100.9/Marshfield, 90.3/Park Falls, 89.1/Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, Streamed live at wrfw887.com/listen-live.html at 89.9/Rhinelander-Eagle River, 88.3/Menomonie-Eau Claire, and 88.7/River Falls. Reruns on 90.9/Wausau on Fridays at 7pm. An archive of the program is available at wpr.org/route51.

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