Dressed to grill
Say goodbye to winter with a new line of fashion-forward grill gear from the Johnsonville sausage company. The 43-degree and Above Collection spoofs the cutoffs and tanks (and flip-flops with socks) in which the occasional griller has been seen. (Note the leggings options pictured here.) Find the collection, which includes nonfashion items to “elevate the grilling experience,” at swagville.wildimpact.com/43-and-above, including a spatula-ice scraper combo and USB-heated lawn chair to keep your buns warm. The jokes continue on the YouTube channel of the “Manitowoc Minute” (look for “From Wisconsin Fashion Week”).
Plan for veggies and more
Sign up now for shares at your favorite community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm. The 2018 edition of the CSA directory for the Twin Cities, Minnesota and western Wisconsin, which features more than 60 farms, is now available online from the Land Stewardship Project. The CSA farms provide regular deliveries of sustainably produced food during the growing season to those who have bought shares. For more details and to see the directory, go to landstewardshipproject.org/stewardshipfood/csa.
A Bush fellow who cooks
Congrats to chef Sean Sherman, who was one of 24 who were named recipients of the 2018 Bush Fellowship. Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux, intends to use his two-year fellowship to gain a deeper knowledge of indigenous culture and foods and become a leader in his community through building a global network. He runs the Sioux Chef catering service and the educational nonprofit North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems, and is author of “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen,” written with Beth Dooley, which is a nominee for a James Beard Award. He will eventually have a restaurant at the riverfront pavilion in Water Works Park in Minneapolis, on the site of the former Fuji Ya, to be called Owamni: An Indigenous Kitchen.
Fresh mushrooms from the forest
The launch of the new “Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table” by Michael Karns, Dennis Becker and Lisa Golden Schroeder (Minnesota Historical Society Press) will take place April 19 at 7 p.m. at Moon Palace Books (3038 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.) and include a talk with the authors and snacks from the book. Free.
Leave the wolves at home
Last week’s mention of an event at Northern Vineyards Winery (223 Main St. N., Stillwater, 651-430-1032, northernvineyards.com) misstated the name of the gathering and its date. The correct version is Wine and Woof (not Wolf!), in which you can bring your pets and sample wines to help raise funds for No Dog Left Behind. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
LEE SVITAK DEAN