Taste
September 4, 2019
Okra is the new star on restaurant plates, and it’s increasingly grown by Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm, above, and other local growers.

The 'new' vegetable on the plate has a long history

Okra makes a northern migration and has become a darling of local chefs.
Taste
September 4, 2019
Pork chops with salted lemon-garlic relish.	TERRENCE ANTONIO JAMES • Chicago Tribune

How to pick the right pork for grilling

Certain basic rules offer the best, consistent results.
Eat & Drink
September 4, 2019
Graze has two floors of indoor communal dining spaces and outdoor gathering spots.

Graze, a new North Loop food hall, opens today

Graze Provisions + Libations, the new small-scale food hall in the North Loop, is marking its official grand opening on Friday, Sept. 6.   Tenants…
Variety
September 4, 2019
The Lynhall will host the Sunday Sober Supper series once a month.

'Not drinking is normal': Sober dinner series seeks a new norm in fine dining

The event, which takes place on Sept. 22 at the Lynhall, is a four-course meal geared toward diners who are sober or "sober-curious."
Eat & Drink
September 3, 2019
Vivo Kitchen in Apple Valley.

4 suburban Twin Cities patios to visit before summer ends

Campiello Ignore the view, which is basically a parking lot. Instead, concentrate on the great-looking Italian food coming out of this D’Amico kitchen, especially the…
Eat & Drink
September 3, 2019
The BLT from Birchwood Cafe in south Minneapolis.

Two top Minnesota chefs share tips on how to make the perfect BLT

Fortunately for all of us, 2019 is shaping up to be a banner year for many Minnesota tomato growers.
Eat & Drink
August 30, 2019

Wine of the Week: CVNE Monopole

CVNE Monopole The brand name can be confusing: It looks like “Cune” but actually is the acronym CVNE for “Compañia Vinícola del Norte de España).…
Eat & Drink
August 30, 2019
5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson summarizes his favorite experiences - minus the Minnesota State Fair - of the past week.
Eat & Drink
August 29, 2019
The classic fair foods that have stood the test of time at the Minnesota State Fair. Smelt in a boat at Walleye on a stick booth.

13 must-try Minnesota State Fair delicacies

Set aside the Pronto Pups and mini doughnuts. Here are 13 lesser-known treats recommended by critic Rick Nelson.
Variety
August 28, 2019
Grilled Shrimp and Corn Caprese Salad

How to turn two summer classics into an easy and healthy dinner

Corn and grilled shrimp turn caprese salad into a meal.
Eat & Drink
August 28, 2019
Halo Cone, Halo Cone and CloudRoll.] ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@startribune.com

53 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair, ranked from best to worst

The Minnesota State Fair's 2019 new foods roster includes the perennial mix of attention-seekers, potential gut bombs and trend-observant hopefuls.
Taste
August 28, 2019
Creamed Coconut Corn

Fresh from the corn cob, a creamed side that delights.

Creamed corn, enlivened with coconut oil, lime and cilantro, makes a perfect side dish for any summer meal.
Variety
August 28, 2019
Minnesota State Fair Maple Syrup entries.

2019 Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon Winners

BAKED PRODUCTSYEAST BREAD, PLAIN DOUGHWhite, no seeds: Carol Marsh, Duluth.Herb: James Lind, Minnetonka.Whole wheat or graham: Linda Wendland, Chaska.Raisin or dried cranberry: Sharon Su, Rochester.Bread,…
Eat & Drink
August 26, 2019
Kiran Thammon, 7, and Divya Thammon, 9, dipped balloons in melted chocolate and added sprinkles.

Edina author's new book teaches kids the 'science' of cooking

"Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition" helps parents use common objects found in the home to educate kids about chemistry, biology, botany and more.
Eat & Drink
August 23, 2019

Wine of the Week: Alagna 'Baglio Baiata' Vermouth Bianco

Alagna “Baglio Baiata” Vermouth Bianco This is not your Uncle Frank’s vermouth, although it certainly could and perhaps should be. The Alagna “Baglio Baiata”…
Eat & Drink
August 23, 2019
Restaurant manager Tommy Franklin cleared a table for waiting customers at All Square.

One of the 100 World's Greatest Places of 2019? This Minneapolis sandwich shop

It's not so much what they serve, but who they employ that makes All Square a special spot.
Eat & Drink
August 23, 2019
W.A. Frost in St. Paul.

Get a taste of summer dining on these 4 charming Twin Cities patios

There are still plenty of nice days left to enjoy outdoor dining. Here are four favorites.
Taste
August 23, 2019
Divya Thammon, 9 and Kiran Thammon, 7, enjoyed ice cream and the chocolate bowls they made.

Recipes: Chocolate Domes and Bowls, Perfect Popovers

Chocolate Domes and Bowls Makes 10 to 12. Note: Do not serve these to anyone with a latex allergy. From “Kitchen Science Lab for Kids:…
Eat & Drink
August 22, 2019
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Looking to learn more about wine? Try these Twin Cities classes

Learning opportunities abound for those interested in all things related to this beverage.
Eat & Drink
August 22, 2019
Lingonberry ice cream: one more reason to look forward to the fair.

3 things our restaurant critic can't wait to eat at the Minnesota State Fair

Rick Nelson is here to answer any and all dining-related questions. Send your queries to rick.nelson@startribune.com.

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