How to make lefse, straight from Lutheran church ladies

Lee Svitak Dean, the Star Tribune's food editor, joined up with women at Central Lutheran Church to make the classic Scandinavian dish that so commonly graces Minnesotans' holiday tables.



Top 10 restaurant dishes of 2014

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson looks back on the 10 best dishes of 2014, including the vegetable holishkes at Brasserie Zentral in Minneapolis.



Christmas means making sausage for Romanian family

For this Romanian family from St. Paul, the weekend before Christmas is a holiday unto itself: “Pull on your gloves, boys. It’s time to mix some sausage.”



This week's restaurant

Minnesota's 10 best new drinks, from ales to cocktails

Never mind true love or the sound of children’s laughter. The best things in life are quaffed and 2014 was a great year for imbibing in Minnesota.

More dining

Surly's $34M suds palace is 2014's biggest story in Minn. beer

Call it the living room of a $34 million suds palace or a transit-accessible beer mecca built on blood, sweat and lobbying. Just don’t call it a taproom.

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