Carrots, in all their colors and flavor, brighten up mealtime

Carrots, in all their colors and flavor, brighten up mealtime

Carrots can spark a stew or sauté, but now, when they're at their crisp, crunchy best, showcase them on center plate.

Past and present: American Indian cuisine

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Past and present: American Indian cuisine
Sean Sherman is among a very few to focus on the foods of the original residents of these lands.

Minnesota State Fair blue ribbon winners

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4:11pm

Frozen potions are cocktail kings for now in Twin Cities

Now is the time to eke out the last drops of summer, when "refreshing" is still the most attractive descriptor for thirsty patrons.
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2:45pm

Goodbye, 128 Cafe. Hello, Stewart's.

When chef Max Thompson reopens his St. Paul restaurant next month, it'll have a new look, and new menu, a full bar and a new name.
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2:38pm

Deep-fried delivery, on-a-stick

Craving your favorite Minnesota State Fair food item? This intrepid service will deliver it to you, by bike.
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12:44pm

Ranking all 47 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair (and where to find them)

47 new foods. Ten hours. One critic. Rick Nelson sampled it all at the State Fair; $450 later, here's his take.
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12:27pm

Middle Eastern spices spark up chicken

If you're in the habit of cooking chicken, you most likely have seasoned it with lemon, garlic and herbs. It is one of those classic flavor combinations that, while predictable, never gets old.
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12:25pm

Donna Hay's new book serves up color and flavor

Australian cookbook author Donna Hay serves up a new volume.
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12:19pm

Forest Mushrooms ready when you are

From shiitake to oyster and much more, Forest Mushrooms of St. Joseph runs biggest fungi operation in state.
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A tale and taste of Barley John's in New Brighton

This early brewpub was ahead of its time, and paved the way for others.
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August 31

Going to the State Fair? Here are your handy what-to-eat guides.

Essential fair fare guidance is just a few clicks away.
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August 30

Ecopolitan, the city's only raw-foods restaurant, closes

Say goodbye to a south Minneapolis culinary pioneer.
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August 30

Stick with these Minnesota State Fair classic foods

Many foods introduced at the Minnesota State Fair fade into obscurity. But each year, a few take on a classic, Pronto Pup-like stature.
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August 29
Star Tribune food critic Rick Nelson stands in line for Spam curds.

Tweet your favorite Minnesota State Fair food, win a dinner with critic Rick Nelson

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August 29

Eight great State Fair food stands

The Minnesota State Fair features nearly 500 food items (and yes, more than 80 are served on a stick), sold at 300-plus vendors. Restaurant critic Rick Nelson salutes eight of his favorites.
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August 27

Burger Friday at the Minnesota State Fair!

Fairgoers can get a burger for $2.25. That's not a typo.
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August 27

Wine of the Week: Elo Moscato

Elo Moscato Moscatos seem to come from everywhere, and one of the best I’ve sampled in many a moon emanates from South Africa. The Elo…
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August 25

Minneapolis sees rise in foodborne illness from norovirus, Vibrio bacteria found in oysters

Health inspectors are looking into the causes of the increases, including of illnesses involving the Vibrio bacteria found in oysters.
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August 25

Scottish-themed cookbook mocked for American recipes like fish tacos, apple pie

"Outlanders Kitchen," written by a Canadian chef and food writer Theresa Carle-Sanders has become a subject of mockery among Scottish locals because it is packed full of American recipes.
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August 25

A mouthful: Rick Nelson tries all the new fair foods — and tells all

Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson put in a marathon day at the Minnesota State Fair, attempting to sample every new food offered for 2016. Let out your belt and follow along.
Eat & Drink
August 24

Is everybody happy? At Eastside, the answer is "yes."

Chef Nick Dugan is leaving for Spoon and Stable, and 112 Eatery vet Dennis Leaf-Smith is replacing him.
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August 24

Hall of Fame food at the Minnesota State Fair

Three State Fair vendors have introduced so many first-rate foods that they have earned Hall of Fame status. Giggles’ Campfire Grill Lines have been forming…

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