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Inga Witscher demo

Public television cooking show host and Wisconsin products promoter Inga Witscher will present a cooking demo at Beaver Dam Community Library on May 2. The program is free and all are invited to attend and watch as she prepares a dish called "Smorgastrata."

Public television personality and Wisconsin products promoter Inga Witscher will present a table cooking demonstration at Beaver Dam Community Library next month, an event that was originally slated to happen last week.

A fourth-generation organic dairy farmer, Witscher grew up on her family’s farm on the West Coast and made cheese on the East Coast. Witscher moved to Wisconsin in 2006 and she and her husband, Chance, own and operate a small organic dairy farm near Osseo.

When she’s not setting up pastures for their cows to graze, milking the 15 Jerseys, making cheese with her father, or indulging her passions for gardening and cooking, Inga turns her attention to collaborating on narratives for “Around the Farm Table,” a show produced by Wisconsin Public Television since 2012. In each episode, Witscher is driven to seek out the best ingredients the region has to offer. Viewers follow her as she gathers what she needs to produce a meal that celebrates the Midwestern landscape and its residents’ appetites.

Witscher has also partnered with public television stations and travel agencies to host group trips across the United States.

Her culinary career began with her organic dairy farm. Witscher then expanded her activities to a recipe blog, market sales, magazine columns, bed-and-breakfast business and more.

Her demonstration at the library, 311 N. Spring St., has been rescheduled for May 2 at 6 p.m. It will feature “Smorgastrata,” a Scandinavian-style sandwich cake perfect for a smorgasbord or holiday gathering.

“We’re very excited to have Inga here in Beaver Dam and look forward to seeing her present her demo here at the library,” said program coordinator Anita Streich. “Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend, so it’s a good time to stop in at the library, not just to see Inga but to see what the library has to offer as well.”