Emily Wiley / WPSU Multimedia Producer

Emily Wiley

Don Ruggery Jr., owner of McIntyre’s Candies.


McIntyre’s Candies

This Sunday, children will hunt for Easter baskets filled with milk chocolate bunnies, colorful jellybeans, peanut butter eggs, and speckled malted milk balls. Some of those treats will come from McIntyre’s Candies, a central Pennsylvania shop that still hand-makes its confections. WPSU’s Emily Wiley discovers the sweet history of this Altoona landmark.


Forks Over Knives

Last week, a documentary about the benefits of a plant-based diet premiered to a sold-out crowd at the State Theatre in State College. WPSU’s Emily Wiley attended the event. She talked with community members about the film's claim that eating the right food can control or even reverse diseases like cancer and diabetes.


Tait Farm in November

The days of fresh berries and sweet corn are long gone. Winter is right around the corner. So what is on the plate of a local foodie during this time of year? Emily Wiley visited Tait Farm in Centre Hall to find out.


Where Young Chefs Train

The culinary arts program at Penn College offers a hands-on teaching environment for aspiring chefs. Students learn to slice, dice, and chop, and they learn to be gracious hosts. Join Emily Wiley in the kitchen and at the table for a gourmet meal prepared with local ingredients.


An Afternoon at Way Fruit Farm

Way Fruit Farm was one of 19 farms that participated in the 5th Annual Central PA Farm Tour. Join Emily Wiley as she talks with sixth generation farmer, Brooks Way, and others who support local foods.


Emily Wiley is a multimedia producer for WPSU and manager of the Local Food Journey blog. She reads cookbooks for pleasure and peruses farmers markets for inspiration. Listen to Emily each month as she shares her love for food and cooking over the airwaves.

Emily graduated from Penn State University in 2004 with a B.A. in public relations and minors in business and psychology. She lives in Blair County with her husband where they chronicle their kitchen adventures at The Culinary Couple.