Local asparagus is harbinger of spring in Minnesota

Local asparagus is harbinger of spring in Minnesota

“The asparagus is now growing,” reads the Facebook post for Produce Acres farm of Cold Spring, Minn. Is there a more glorious note for the season?

20-year-old Wis. cheddar, $209 a pound, is a cheese 'milestone'

May 29
20-year-old Wis. cheddar, $209 a pound, is a cheese 'milestone'
A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price.

In two new spiralizer cookbooks, learn how to swap pasta with vegetables

May 27
In two new spiralizer cookbooks, learn how to swap pasta with vegetables
One trendy kitchen contraption is helping cooks find other ways of delivering a burger or holding sauce. Enter the spiralizer.
Taste
May 29

Campus Club at University of Minnesota offers public happy hours this summer

Campus Club offers public happy hours The Campus Club at Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank is known for its view…
Eat & Drink
May 29

Wine of the week: Boutari Moschofiliero

WineFew if any countries have seen a sharper increase in the quality of their wines than Greece. The Boutari Moschofiliero ($15) has always been…
Variety
May 29

Sunday Supper: Chowder With Fresh Herbs and Peas

Spring’s First Chowder With Fresh Herbs and PeasServes 4.Note: If making the chowder a day ahead, add the peas and fresh herbs when reheating, since…
Taste
May 29

Recipes: Asparagus Wrapped in Pancetta and Tortellini Salad With Asparagus

Asparagus Wrapped in Pancetta With CitronetteServes 6.Note: Pancetta substitutes for the traditional prosciutto in this classic room-temperature antipasto, which is transformed on the grill. From…
Taste
May 27

Tidbits: PACt from Ocean Spray aims to 'cleanse and purify'

What’s in a name? Mr. Tidbit has noticed that increasing age has granted him vastly increasing wisdom, accompanied by vastly increasing ignorance about whatever it…
Taste
May 27

Prepare your own smoked foods with a cold smoker

Cold smoking creates a do-it-yourself opportunity for changing the flavor of food.
Taste
May 27

From kimchi to kombucha, a fermented food guide

Bread: Sourdough and other fermented breads use packaged or wild ambient yeasts to give them leavening and flavor. Many artisan breads are fermented but not…
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May 27

Tips for spiralizing your vegetables

After making a dozen dishes using the spiralizer, here’s what we learned:Go for the biggest spiralizer: There are a number of options on the…
Variety
May 27

Trendy fermented foods pop up in Twin Cities markets

Live fermented foods are hot. But while fermenting may be trending, it’s one of the oldest methods of food preservation.
Taste
May 27

Healthy Family: Pork tenderloin on the grill suits summer dinners

Reach for the pork tenderloin for a dinner that suits the season.
Eat & Drink
May 27

Food at St. Paul's new CHS Field is hit and miss

REVIEW: The food and drink at St. Paul's dazzling new minor league ballpark sometimes live up to the stadium's good looks.
Eat & Drink
May 26

Seward Co-op recruits Third Bird chef for new cafe

Lucas Almendinger will be at the helm of the Minneapolis co-op's first restaurant.
Taste
May 23

Reach for the honey with a new cookbook by Minnesota author

Which came first, the bees or the honey? It’s a question worth asking Sue Doeden, a beekeeper who has written “Homemade With Honey” (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 146 pages, $17.95).
Eat & Drink
May 23

Shop (at the farmers market) then eat (brunch)

Shop (at the farmers market) and then eat (brunch).   Located a few blocks from the St. Paul Farmers Market (Saturday and Sunday,…
Taste
May 23

Where's the best burger in the Twin Cities?

Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson answers this reader question and others, including ones about morels, hot dog buns, newcomers, wine bars and Ecuadorean fare.
Eat & Drink
May 22

Burger Friday: Under the skies at Union Rooftop

A double wallop of a burger perfectly suits downtown's one-of-a-kind dining venue.
Variety
May 22

Sunday Supper: Tagliatelle With Asparagus and Parmesan Fonduta

Fonduta is a silky sauce rich with crème fraîche and egg yolks. Tagliatelle is slightly wider than linguine. From “A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals From the Garden,” by April Bloomfield.
Eat & Drink
May 22

Wine: 2013 Poggio Morino Vermentino

WineIt used to be exceedingly difficult to find an excellent Italian white for under $20. Quoth the wine maven, nevermore. The 2013 Poggio Morino…
Taste
May 22

Recipe: Hot and Sweet Roasted Broccoli

Hot and Sweet Roasted BroccoliServes 4.Note: From “Homemade With Honey,” by Sue Doeden.• 1 1/4 lb. broccoli, cut into florets• 5 tbsp. olive oil, divided•…
Taste
May 22

Quick ways with honey

Quick ways with honey• Honey butter syrup: Melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat and add 1 cup honey. Stir until honey is melted. Add…