Kyle Cherek

Culinary Contributor

Kyle Cherek is the Emmy-nominated host of Wisconsin Foodie, broadcast on PBS to over 8 million households. Kyle has what Andrew Zimmern called “Midwestern sensibilities shot through a prism of wit and food smarts (which) make for great watching, listening and reading."

Kyle has been featured on the Travel Channel and Food Network as well a regular contributor on public radio. His video series Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek has received wide acclaim and he regularly hosts food related author tours, forums, and culinary events.

Twitter: @Kylecherek

4:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Essay: Rethinking Farm to Table

According to Barber, we've lost 100,000 farms in the last five years, and “1.1 % of farms in the United States account for nearly 45 percent of farm revenues.”

Kyle Cherek reads his essay

'I have, as of late, lost all my mirth,' Hamlet, the soul-searching twenty-something, uttered to his school buddies Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

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2:55 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Milwaukee Chef Justin Aprahamian Wins James Beard Award

Chef Justin Aprahamian
Credit Sanford Restaurant

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews "Wisconsin Foodie" Kyle Cherek about the James Beard nominations, prior to the announcement of the winners.

Milwaukee's Justin Aprahamian of Sanford restaurant has been named Best Chef in the Midwest by the James Beard Foundation.

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10:51 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Celebrating Milwaukee's Restaurants: A Homegrown Delicacy

Milwaukee's fine dining has a lot to offer people who are looking for an exquisite bite to eat.
Credit Inspirational Food, Flickr

Every month we talk with Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek about Milwaukee’s, and the rest of Wisconsin’s, great food traditions. Over the last year we’ve covered farmers markets, new restaurants, James Beard nominations and awards that recognize Milwaukee chefs, and more.

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Arts & Culture
1:00 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Have These Food Trends Become Stale?

What's wrong with having cake?
Credit Lamantin, Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Foodie.

Even though Festivus is over, Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek still has some food-related grievances to air.

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5:49 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

ESSAY: We Must Ensure Access to Good Food Throughout Milwaukee

Essayist Kyle Cherek talks about a food desert in his former neighborhood.

In 2011, Growing Power's Will Allen had this to say about Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek:

"Eating food is what we all have in common. It’s important that everyone has access to the same good food, regardless of their economic standing. This is about social justice. Kyle gets this."

It was a very nice thing to say, but two years later, Cherek isn't quite so sure he did get it:

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