Season 2 Of “Cooking with Bao'' Announce Guest Hosts

La Crosse, WI (April 2022): Limited series cooking show “Cooking with Bao” will be kicking off Season 2 this summer with special guests. Starting in June, the released episodes will use ingredients readily available at area farmers markets.  For those that choose to follow along, recipe cards will also accompany each show.

Season 2 guest hosts include several also featured on Season 1, including Mayor of La Crosse Mitch Reynolds, Josh Dumale of Dirty Dozen Donuts, and Abram Dyke of Abe’s Raves. A new host this season is Wisconsin Foodie’s Chef Luke Zahm of the Driftless Cafe.

June Schedule (official dates TBA)
*meal planned/prepared by guest host

Ep01: Asparagus Two Ways
Ep02: Spring Mix Breakfast and Lunch Bowls with Mayor Mitch Reynolds 
Ep03: Larb
Ep04: Potato Gnocchi with Pesto and Broccolini with Josh Dumale*
Ep05: Fresh Veggie Board Spread & Fresh Raspberry Vodka Mojitos
Ep06: Lebanese stuffed grape leaves with Abram Dyke*
Ep07: Chicken Soup with Sticky Rice and Hmong Sausages with Luke Zahm*
Ep08: Pork and Ginger Stir Fry
Ep09: Korean BBQ Bowl
Ep:10 Khao Piak: A Rice Noodle Soup Dish
Thanks to Mayo Clinic Health System and the People’s Food Co-op for supporting Season Two!

2022 Sponsorships are currently available and individuals may donate via Venmo or to the address below:

Independent Hmong Farmers Corp. (501c3)
P.O. Box 578
La Crosse, WI 54602

La Crosse Local, Dylan Overhouse Productions, Mike Makes, and Bao Xiong, founder of the For Independent Hmong Farmers Corp. partnered to produce the 10 episodes. They will debut on Youtube and the La Crosse Local Facebook page.

“Cooking with Bao” was awarded a 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant from the US Department of Agriculture and will be using funds for the rebuilding and establishing of a program to help Hmong farmers rebuild their business, as well as the production of Season 2, to further spread the message of Independent Hmong farmers in the La Crosse area.  Learn more. 

An Independent Hmong Farmer’s Fundraiser
For Independent Hmong Farmers Corp. is a nonprofit organization focused on preventing local produce waste and hunger in the community through financial assistance programs for independent Hmong farmers who donate produce to food pantries and nonprofit organizations.


Bao Xiong
An Independent Hmong Farmer’s Fundraiser