René Redzepi, chef and co-founder of Noma in Copenhagen, will appear at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis on Oct. 19.

Noma's Nordic cuisine pioneer (and microbe lover) headed to Twin Cities

Rene Redzepi, whose restaurant frequently has been rated the world's best, brings the chemistry lab into the cook's favorite room.

After Martina's runaway success, owners unveil Mexican restaurant in south Minneapolis

10:45am
The bar at Colita, the new restaurant from the owners of Martina.
Colita brings 'Tex-Oaxacan' cuisine and fermented cocktails to the Twin Cities.

21 great restaurants for a fall-colors road trip, from Grand Marais to Red Wing

October 10
The spectacular dining room at Naniboujou Lodge in Grand Marais.
The annual autumn-leaves show won't be around forever. It's not too late to make last-minute Lake Superior plans, or to stay closer to home.
Eat & Drink
October 13

Wine of the Week: Banfi 'Centine' Rosso 2016

Banfi “Centine” Rosso 2016 Banfi is, quite simply, one of the world’s most dependable wineries, providing quality and value at pretty much all price points.…
Taste
October 13

Sunday Supper: Creamy Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup Serves 8. Note: Coconut milk tends to separate, so shake its container well before opening, then thoroughly stir before…
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Eat & Drink
October 12
LaCroix sparkling water is facing a lawsuit that claims its flavorings are not natural.

LaCroix sparkling water faces cockroach killer lawsuit; fans rally in defense

A lawsuit asks whether the beloved beverage is natural — or poison.
Eat & Drink
October 12
Burger Friday: At Hewing Hotel, an in-house butcher shop makes all the difference

Burger Friday: At Hewing Hotel, an in-house butcher shop makes all the difference

A new chef at the swanky North Loop hotel's restaurant is definitely another plus.
Variety
October 12
Anna and John Mau with Mau Family Produce brought gourds and pumpkins to the Maple Grove Farmers Market on Thursday, catching the eye of Yvonne Palka

Outdoor farmers market season in Twin Cities ending, soon

There's still time to shop for fresh produce at these Minnesota farmers markets.
Variety
October 11
Confused about a particular type of wine? Your merchant may be able to help.

What makes a wine organic, sustainable, biodynamic or natural?

Consumers looking to be conscientious may find little help from labels or certification.
Eat & Drink
October 11
Patisserie 46 chef behind new pizza spot at St. Paul's red-hot Keg and Case food hall

Patisserie 46 chef behind new pizza spot at St. Paul's red-hot Keg and Case food hall

The pizza-by-the-slice joint has some serious pedigree in its dough.
Variety
October 10
“The Great Minnesota Cookie Book,” by Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson (University of Minnesota Press, $24.95).

'The Great Minnesota Cookie Book' offers 80 recipes for award-winning treats

A cookie book has arrived Readers have asked for a print edition of the Taste recipes from the annual Holiday Cookie Contest — and now…
Taste
October 10
Braised Spinach With Persian Spices. Photo by Mette Nielsen * Special to the Star Tribune

Braised spinach with spices warms up dinner

The vegetable can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Taste
October 10
Left to right: Chicken thighs With Classic American Barbecue Sauce; Cauliflower 65.

Ketchup is more than a condiment

It's time to celebrate one of America's favorite flavors.
Eat & Drink
October 10
Alaskan Salmon.

140 Twin Cities chefs join effort to promote sustainable seafood this month

The James Beard Foundation is calling on chefs to help change the way Americans consume seafood. Twin Cities chefs have signed on, in huge numbers.
Taste
October 10
Beef Bourguignon. Photo by Meredith Deeds * Special to the Star Tribune

Cold weather suits the classic dish of beef bourguignon

Start with meat that's cut in uniform pieces, then brown it carefully.
Eat & Drink
October 9
Chef Jon Wipfli of Animales Barbeque Company.

New BBQ trailer opens this week at northeast Minneapolis brewery

Animales Barbeque Company chef traveled the country to learn to smoke meat.
Eat & Drink
October 7
Karyn Tomlinson of Corner Table in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis chef crowned 'Queen of Pork' at prestigious Cochon555 contest

With the help of a pig raised in Elgin, Minn., Corner Table chef Karyn Tomlinson is now culinary royalty.
Eat & Drink
October 6

Wine of the Week: Galodoro Tinto Lisboa 2015

Galodoro Tinto Lisboa 2015 Few wines are better suited for social gatherings than a good Portuguese red. Besides fitting neatly into the ever-popular red-blend niche,…
Taste
October 6
Chicken meat with vegetable in bowl stir fry on wok on concrete background

Sunday Supper: Roasted Chicken Stir-Fry

Roasted Chicken Stir-Fry Serves 4 to 6. Note: From “Eat a Little Better,” by Sam Kass. • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil • 6 oz. small…
Eat & Drink
October 5
Sweet Chow occupies the first floor of a historic brick building in Minneapolis' North Loop.

Sweet Chow proves North Loop is still home to more great restaurants 

Sweet Chow packages lively Asian flavors into a quick, convenient and approachable neighborhood setting.
Eat & Drink
October 5
Burger Friday: Surly sells 1,000 cheeseburgers a week. Here's why.

Burger Friday: Surly sells 1,000 cheeseburgers a week. Here's why.

Chef Ben Peine isn't willing to sit back on his beer-and-burgers laurels. Instead, he's turning out a double-patty reason to visit this destination brewery.
Eat & Drink
October 4
St. Paul's old Schmidt Brewery is finding new life.

Former St. Paul beer master tells hidden history of old Schmidt Brewery

As Schmidt Brewery is being restored to its former glory, one man never lost sight of the building's ancestry, and he gladly shares its secrets.
Eat & Drink
October 4
A Vodskey bottle beside a "Copper Mule," made with Vodskey, fresh lime juice and Fever Tree ginger beer, as well as a "Wing in a Sling," back, with Vo

3 Minnesota distilleries concocting whiskey with bold new flavor profiles

Pop quiz: What does whiskey taste like? Characteristics that come to mind likely include rich and oaky, smoky and smooth. Spirits boasting notes of vanilla, caramel…

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