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Take a honey of a challenge

Posted by: Lee Svitak Dean Updated: April 10, 2014 - 11:27 AM

 

Photo by the Star Tribune

Photo by the Star Tribune

 

It's a honey of a tasting tonight as local professional chefs present their best pastries featuring dandelion honey. Come for a sample -- many samples -- from Spoonriver, Lucia’s, Restaurant Alma, Andoyne, Gigi’s Café Uptown, Mason Restaurant Barre, Open Arms, Seward Co-Op Bakery, Treat, Mademoiselle Miel and Jenny Breen. Proceeds go to support Healthy Bees, Healthy Lives initiative.

When: Thursday, April 10
Time:6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Nicollet Island Pavillion, 40 Power Street, Minneapolis
Cost: $35

 

Pearson Candy Co. opens doors tonight for trick-or-treaters

Posted by: Lee Svitak Dean Updated: October 28, 2013 - 11:36 AM
Michael Keller, CEO/president of Pearson Candy Co. Photo by Lee Svitak Dean

Michael Keller, CEO/president of Pearson Candy Co. Photo by Lee Svitak Dean

There's a bit of Willy Wonka in all of us so head on over to Pearson Candy Co. (2140 W. 7th St., St. Paul) for an early trick-or-treating at the House of Pearson (with or without costumes).

From 5 to 8 p.m. tonight (Oct. 28), there will be candy bars, carnival games and photos, as well as a chance to win the ultimate door prize: a VIP tour of the candy factory.

There also will be bite-size Halloween candy to buy for your own Oct. 31 event, with part of the proceeds from sales going to the Ronald McDonald House (with funds matched by Pearson).

 

 

TPT looks at Minnesota food in "Farm Fresh Road"

Posted by: Lee Svitak Dean Updated: October 4, 2013 - 4:59 PM

Ready for a road trip? Public television is.

"Farm Fresh Road" -- a 30-minute show about Minnesota foods from farm to table -- premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, on TPT's Minnesota channel.

The program features Mary Lahammer of Twin Cities Public Television as she wanders the state in a progressive meal kind of trip looking for food experiences that are the equivalent of "courses" -- an appetizer in Minneapolis through dessert in St.Peter.

Not free on Sunday? Be assured the show will reappear many times in the scheduling at TPT.

TPT films at Spanky's Stone Hearth in Frazee, Minn.

TPT films at Spanky's Stone Hearth in Frazee, Minn.

Meet Locally Laid's Jason Amundsen

Posted by: Rick Nelson Updated: September 12, 2013 - 10:50 AM

Farmer Jason Amundsen -- the egg producer from Wrenshall, Minn., featured in last week's Taste -- is headed to the Twin Cities area on Friday, for a pair of meet-and-greets at two natural foods co-ops. 

From noon to 2 p.m., Amundsen (that's him, pictured above, at his farm in mid-June, during one of the farm's twice-daily feedings) will be talking pasture-raised eggs from his Locally Laid Egg Co. at the City Center Market in Cambridge. From 2:45 to 5 p.m., shoppers can get a face-to-face with Amundsen at the Linden Hills Co-op in southwest Minneapolis. Both events are free and open to the public.

By the way, the farm's eggs debut today at the Wedge Co-op, Seward Co-op and Eastside Food Co-op in Minneapolis.
 

Minnesota chef/writer debuts on Food Network

Posted by: Lee Svitak Dean Updated: September 11, 2013 - 2:48 PM
Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen

The Midwest will be getting the spotlight as our Minnesota writer Amy Thielen heads to the Food Network in a six-episode program,"Heartland Table." The show debuts on Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. (just following the network's "The Pioneer Woman."

Amy, whose stories in the Star Tribune Taste section won a James Beard award, also has a new cookbook, that will be published the end of September. "The New Midwestern Table," focuses on regional traditions, from fish frys to booyah and braunschweiger.

Find out more about both next week in Taste.

Update: Here's the interview with Amy that appeared in the Sept. 12 issue of the Star Tribune Taste section.

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