October is prime apple picking season in Wisconsin. Orchards not far at all from Milwaukee’s city center allow people to pick their own and for many families doing so is a rite of passage.
Wisconsin Foodie host and food contributor, Kyle Cherek, is all about good food. And he says apples certainly qualify.
"Wisconsin is an ideal place to grow these things between our sun, between our good soil, between our great source of water and then the crisp nights," explains Cherek. "We're really ideal for this things that came from the other side of the world originally."
He further explains the history of the apple and how the expression, "as American as apple pie," is a "massive misnomer," to Lake Effect's Bonnie North: