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The Corner Table podcast: Flashback to the cream puff kerfuffle

The Corner Table podcast: Flashback to the cream puff kerfuffle

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Cream puffs are a signature of the Wisconsin State Fair, but they do have their detractors. Among them, Jessie Opoien.

The Wisconsin State Fair has joined the list of large 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. 

(Don't celebrate just yet, Jessie: Even though there's no fair, the cream puffs are going on tour around the state, including in Verona.)

This episode originally aired on January 24, 2020.

The Corner Table is a biweekly podcast about all things food and drink in Madison. Subscribe on Spotify, Stitcher or Apple Podcasts and rate us if you like it. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at @TotesChris and @LindsayC608

For more Cap Times podcasts, check out opinion editor Jessie Opoien's Wedge Issues, where she talks with local politicians and other movers and shakers in state government. Natalie Yahr and Abby Becker collaborate on a fun local issues podcast, Madsplainers. And Corner Table co-host Chris Lay talks movies on ... Just to be Nominated

The Corner Table drops every other week on Thursday mornings. Cheers! 

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