Make a portable feast for your next picnic potluck

Make a portable feast for your next picnic potluck

This is the season of potluck, whether it’s a gathering of friends and family at a reunion or a block party down the street. Here are some favorites for something portable that will keep a lot of people happy.

Anthony Bourdain skewers celeb chef Guy Fieri in Minneapolis show

July 25
Anthony Bourdain skewers celeb chef Guy Fieri in Minneapolis show
There were plenty of laughs on the menu Friday night at the State Theatre, as the CNN star skewered the celebrity chef whose TV show is produced in the Twin Cities.

Minnesotans looking for more spice, than nice, in their food these days

July 22
Minnesotans looking for more spice, than nice, in their food these days
Across the Minnesota food scene, purveyors are breaking out the burn for customers who are willing, even eager, to push beyond the bland German-Scandinavian tradition that has long defined the state’s palate.
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July 25

Sunday Supper: Chicken Spiedies

Chicken SpiediesServes 6.Note: This is a classic dish from upstate New York. From “Cook’s Country Eats Local,” by America’s Test Kitchen.• 1/2 c. olive oil•…
Eat & Drink
July 25

Wine of the week: 2009 Bodegas Olarra Otonal Rioja Crianza

My favorite Riojas usually are the more traditional renditions, but I also enjoy the ones that straddle the line between old-school and modern. The…
Eat & Drink
July 23

James Beard fundraiser lands in Minneapolis

Star-studded celebrity chefs cook up a dinner for the James Beard Foundation.
Eat & Drink
July 22

Anthony Bourdain's 'Close to the Bone' tour heads to Minneapolis

The star of CNN's “Parts Unknown,” never without an opinion, often expressed in salty terms, brings his tales from the road and kitchen to the State Theatre on Friday.
Taste
July 22

Chard offers a rainbow of options

Straight from the garden, Swiss chard offers a simple green dish.
Taste
July 22

How to grill corn, with a variety of methods

How many ways are there to grill corn on the cob? About as many ways as there are cooks.
Eat & Drink
July 22

Annual Burger Fest draws fans to Seymour, Wis.

Looking for a summer road trip destination that’s all about food? Consider the annual Burger Fest in Seymour, Wis., which has been declared the Original Home of the Hamburger.
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July 22

Italian wines are the focus of several new Minneapolis restaurants

Call it kismet or karma. Whatever the terminology, Minneapolis this summer is the right place at the right time for those of us who love Italian food and wine.
Taste
July 22

A salad a day keeps mealtime healthful

Summer salads have everything going for them. They are fresh, packed with flavor and quick to toss together. They're a great team player at any summer cookout, party or reunion.
Taste
July 22

How to make the best salad

How to make the best salad• You need a big bowl to toss a salad; don’t pack all the ingredients in a small one as…
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July 22

An Italian summer salad, panzanella, comes fresh from the garden

Add some tomatoes and more to leftover bread and you’ll have a salad to remember.
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July 22

Tidbits: Oreos and Campbell's

The skinny on Oreo ThinsAfter all the advance media hoopla about new Oreo Thins — styled as “the Oreo for adults,” and “a thin, crisp,…
Variety
July 21

Tevlin: Good stuff happens when chef chooses your groceries

What happens when you pay one of the region’s best chefs at one of the region’s finest and fanciest restaurants to “curate” your grocery list?…
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July 21
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Dining out: More patio spots

Patrick McGovern’s Pub & Restaurant Listing the attributes of the patio at Patrick McGovern’s Pub & Restaurant would take all day, so let’s shorthand…
Eat & Drink
July 18

Wine of the week: 2013 Salmon Run Finger Lakes Chardonnay Riesling

I never would have thought of blending chardonnay and riesling, but I’m glad the folks at the fabulous upstate New York winery Dr. Konstantin Frank…
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July 18

Sunday Supper: South Carolina Shrimp Burgers

South Carolina Shrimp BurgersServes 4.Note: If buying shell-on shrimp, get about 1 1/2 pounds. Panko breadcrumbs are larger and lighter than traditional breadcrumbs, which could…
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July 15

Pabst Brewing to return to Milwaukee with new brewery

Pabst Brewing Co. said Wednesday it is coming home to open a new brewery and restaurant next year on the site of its original Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee.
Taste
July 15

Food snobs throw good produce into the garbage

Some food waste is nothing more than cooks being overly picky.
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July 15

Where does imperfect food go? Food rescue, Minnesota-style

News that the French have said, “Fini!” to supermarkets throwing away edible food is worthy of applause — and maybe a little eye-rolling from those of us living in L ’Etoile du Nord.
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July 15

Baking Central: Pound cake, grilled or plain, makes a great summer dessert

Is this a true pound cake? Views may differ. But it’s delicious, served out of hand, or embellished with ice cream or whipped cream and fruit. You can even summer-ize this dessert by briefly grilling individual slices.