Want zucchini? It's the inevitable summer question

Want zucchini? It's the inevitable summer question

Brace yourself for the inevitable summer gardening question: “Do you want some zucchini?” And then say yes.

At Nighthawks, it's all about pancakes, pastrami and pie 

July 30
At Nighthawks, it's all about pancakes, pastrami and pie
Review: Excess, that cherished American birthright, is alive and well at Nighthawks. But chef Landon Schoenefeld enthusiastically embraces a wider, more exuberant sense of abundance.

From garden to table: fresh beans for dinner

July 29
Pick your choice of color and get this vegetable on the menu.
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Burger Friday: Taking on a beefy Iowa tradition at Dakota Junction in Mound

This week’s recommendation isn’t exactly a burger, but it’s close. It’s the Iowa tradition of the tavern — or loose meat — sandwich. Think of it as a burger, minus the patty.
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July 29

A glass of white with that wine book? A focus on new volumes

These engaging wine books are perfect for summer perusing, perhaps with a brisk white.
Taste
July 29

Food Dialogues: Minneapolis brings together consumers and producers to share concerns about food production

Food panel seeks tough questions Many consumers wonder about the impact that food production may have on their health or on the planet. The Food…
Taste
July 29

Reach for the watermelon for a summer cocktail

The local farmers market was filled with several varieties of stone fruit, rhubarb, strawberries and melons. Melons were everywhere: red, orange, green, white. I grabbed…
Taste
July 29

Healthy Family: How to make the perfect pasta salad

Not all summer salads are as good as they can be, but a few tweaks can make a difference.
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July 29

Now open in Twin Cities: Parella, Saint Dinette, Green + the Grain

Now open, and opening soonComing off a four-week hiatus, I have a lot of ground to cover, restaurant news-wise. Let’s get to it.Now open:
Taste
July 29

Tidbits: Campbell's grilling sauces and Dannon dairy dessert

Sauce vs. sauceThe Campbell’s brand of 19 foil-pouched sauces — six skillet sauces, five oven sauces and eight slow cooker sauces — has grown to…
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July 25

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.
Recipes
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•…
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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…
Variety
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.
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July 23

James Beard fundraiser lands in Minneapolis

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