Do egg sizes matter? It depends on your recipe.

The baking mysteries of the incredible, edible egg ... explained

Medium, large or jumbo. Room temperature or cold. These are some of the questions that stump many bakers.

Have some fun at a Halloween meal with black soup with avocado spiderwebs

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Halloween Black Bean-Olive Soup With Avocado Spiderwebs.
The soup may have a familiar ring but the avocado spiderwebs should be a surprising garnish.

Hard cider lends bright note to braised chicken

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Cider-Mustard Braised Chicken Thighs With Apples and Onions.
Use a dry version (nonsweet) for the best flavor combo with this dish. Many local varieties are available.
Eat & Drink
4:09pm
Glitter is a big thing at Minnesota Nice Cream.

New Minnesota Nice Cream shop tops its tie-dye cones with edible glitter

The Minneapolis ice cream shop is a hit on social media because of its over-the-top creations.
Eat & Drink
4:05pm
Bacon-Stuffed Tots, Blue Barn, West End Market, $8.95. More like croquettes than Tots (which is a good thing) and the bacon is great. The bacon fat in

Ranking every new Minnesota State Fair food from best to worst

It was a banner year for new food at the fair, and our restaurant critic tried every single new offering.
Baking Central, Homemade flour tortillas. ] GLEN STUBBE * gstubbe@startribune.com Friday June 13, 2014
2017 Holiday Cookie Contest The 5 best recipes from our Holiday Cookie Contest
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Plus, recipes of all of the top holiday cookies over the years.
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3:50pm
Bagels on a pan at Mevyn in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis.

From bagels to burgers, Uptown's Meyvn is first-rate 

Review: It's all in the details at the new restaurant from the team behind Saint Dinette.
Taste
1:54pm

Fennel offers a versatile option at mealtime

Whether raw or cooked, for a salad or soup, the anise-flavored vegetable delivers flavor.
Eat & Drink
1:20pm
The graffiti-covered food stalls at Cargo Food Authority, shown here under construction, are built out of shipping containers.

Target Center replacing Hubert's with shipping container-themed restaurant

Cargo Food Authority, opening in November, will serve global fare, food court-style.
Taste
12:01pm
Za’atar spice in a bowl. iStock

Times (and spices) a-changin'

Times (and spices) a-changin'Consider the spice blend and how it has changed. Garlic powder and paprika were once exotic. For years, we in the recipe…
Eat & Drink
8:51am
Maplewood's new North Woods-themed Vietnamese pho restaurant is a taxidermy wonderland

Maplewood's new North Woods-themed Vietnamese pho restaurant is a taxidermy wonderland

Pho Lodge mashes up log cabin coziness with the popular Vietnamese soup.
Eat & Drink
October 15
The bar at Colita, the new restaurant from the owners of Martina.

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

Colita brings 'Tex-Oaxacan' cuisine and fermented cocktails to the Twin Cities.
Eat & Drink
October 15

Target Center unveils new foods for Timberwolves season

Chef David Fhima curated the local-eats menu.
Eat & Drink
October 15
Gavin Kaysen is named Best Chef Midwest at James Beard awards. Chef/owner of Spoon and Stable and Bellecour won at the "Oscars of the food world." He'

Spoon and Stable chef to open new tasting menu-only restaurant in North Loop

The James Beard award-winning chef will debut 20-seat Demi in late January.
Variety
October 13
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.
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…
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.
Eat & Drink
October 10
The spectacular dining room at Naniboujou Lodge in Grand Marais.

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

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.
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…

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